Graduated from the University Of Latvia with B.Sc degree in mathematics and Riga Applied Art College as a metal designer. As a designer, Anna has participated in art exhibitions in Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, Finland, Germany, Italy. With her brand VERBA, she has been taking part in international messes in France, Germany, Ukraine and The Netherlands. Prizewinner of Latvian design contests, jewellery arts contest ‘’Fabergé’’ in Finland and ‘’Jewellery Olympus’’ in Russia, Saint Petersburg. Participant of The State Hermitage Museum archaeological expeditions. Anna’s design works can be viewed in Museum of Decorative Arts and Design in Riga.
“ἄριστον μὲν ὕδωρ” ring
photo: Kaspars Teilans
The ring “ἄριστον μὲν ὕδωρ” has natural rock crystal embedded, reminiscent of water due to its inner effects of light, purity and transparency, and made of Electrum, an alloy from gold (Au 37.5%) and silver, widely used in antiquity, and with its warm shade adding sun to “cool water” of the crystal. The inscription in Ancient Greek is made in the technique of laser engraving with subsequent manual finishing.
“Greatest however is water” is a translation of the phrase in Ancient Greek “ἄριστον μὲν ὕδωρ” engraved in a ring on natural rock crystal. This ring is created as an artifact of admiration and gratitude to water.
Anna Fanigina’s works took part at ORNAMENTA. Jewelry between history and design exposition at the National Archaeological Museum of Adria Rovigo.