They’re not a new idea, but paintings made with gemstones
are one you don’t see much of in the market. I saw some over the weekend,
however, at the Feninjer show in Brazil, where a company name Di Grande
exhibited huge, well-made jewel-studded portraits that started at $6,000 triple key.
Cute folk-art style
Many people love birds
This type of art offers another way for enthusiasts to enjoy
jewels as well as a way to repurpose less-than-premium-quality stones, but the
art featured in images is highly subjective. For example, many people find
birds beautiful, and folk-art lovers will enjoy colorful images of field hands
at work, but how many will want dining-room–size portraits of prospectors
underground, excavating rough—some not even wearing shoes? Not an unrealistic
depiction of the way that some stones are mined, of course, but I just wonder if consumers in the market for such a unique art object might prefer a more whimsical subject matter.
Doesn’t look safe…or pretty.
I just don’t know…
I like the idea of gemstone portraits—and think the quality of these are terrific—but also think the right subject matter has yet to surface to make these a truly attractive gift and art option. What
do you think—would you sell these in your store, or buy one?