Since 2006, Tinsel has been at the forefront of contemporary jewellery in South Africa, providing a platform for local artists to exhibit and sell their work. We focus mainly on one-of-a-kind work that is handmade by the jeweller, and through our many solo and group exhibitions we aim to grow the audience for contemporary jewellery in this country. Our offering is unique in South Africa, and we are committed to promoting this kind of work. You can visit us anytime to see our permanent collection of pieces, or keep an eye out for one of our six exhibitions during the year. Our three directors—Geraldine Fenn, Eric Loubser and Liz Loubser—are all contemporary jewellers themselves, and have been heavily involved in the industry (making, teaching, organising shows) for many years.

Find out more about Geraldine Fenn by reading her 2017 interview on AJF.

Tinsel Gallery logo
Tinsel Gallery logo
Geraldine Fenn
Geraldine Fenn
Liz Loubser
Liz Loubser
Marlene De Beer, Neckpiece
Marlene De Beer, Neckpiece, 2016, porcelain, glass beads, photo: Tinsel Gallery
Chris De Beer, Brooches
Chris De Beer, Brooches, 2017, plastic, photo: Tinsel Gallery
Erico Cassar, Brooch
Erico Cassar, Brooch, 2016, silver, gold plating, bone, fire opal, tourmalines, vitreous enamel, photo: Tinsel Gallery
Geraldine Fenn, Brooch
Geraldine Fenn, Brooch, 2018, silver, photo: Tinsel Gallery
Geraldine Fenn, Earrings
Geraldine Fenn, Earrings, 2018, silver, 9-karat yellow gold, enamel paint, photo: Tinsel Gallery
Tinsel Gallery logo
Geraldine Fenn
Liz Loubser
Marlene De Beer, Neckpiece
Chris De Beer, Brooches
Erico Cassar, Brooch
Geraldine Fenn, Brooch
Geraldine Fenn, Earrings

Object Feature

Eric Loubser, Child's Play
Joani Groenewald, Cookie Monster
Eric Loubser, Biscuit
Geraldine Fenn, Untitled, 2015, pin, 9-karat yellow gold, sterling silver, diamond, pearl, handpainted miniature (oil paint on brass), 85 x 24 x 10 mm, photo: Sarah de Pina
Geraldine Fenn, Untitled