Otto Jakob’s mastery in jewelry has gone a long way now. At 17 years old he began to teach himself to make jewelry. Inspired by the magic and artistic power of Etruscan, Celtic and Hellenic masterpieces, he learned their complex techniques using treatises by Pliny and Cellini. Between 1977 and 1980 he studied painting with Georg Baselitz. Since 1980 he has devoted himself exclusively to the creation of jewelry. Today Otto Jakob has collectors in Europe and the United States. He exhibits at top-notch venues like Hancocks in London and TEFAF in Maastricht. These amazing Xuanas earrings feature yellow gold casts of St. John wort’s petals (1-lypericum perforatum). The pistils of white gold are micro pave-set with diamonds and surrounded by stamens and pollen grains covered with matte red enamel.