Vlad Glynin is emphatically not involved in Russian jewelry life. His works and actions are the works and actions of a convinced individualist. He communicates only with private clients, never repeats the design of jewelry made for a particular person. That is, in the domestic jewelry business, which lives mainly at the expense of extras, Vlad Glynin is a white crow.
Biography of Vlad Glynin
Glynin graduated with honors from the Moscow School of Artistic Crafts in 1984, and in 1993 he graduated from the Moscow Art and Industry Institute named after S. Stroganov (now the Moscow State Art and Industrial Academy named after S. Stroganov).
Glynin’s list of nominations and awards is quite impressive – he is a three-time winner of the Alrosa competition, a finalist of the De Beers Diamonds – International Awards in 2000, a winner of the First All-Russian Diamond Competition in the nomination “Best Men’s Jewelry” in 2003. He made several special podium collections for fashion designer Igor Chapurin shows (2006-2008).
Vlad Glynin’s works are in museum and private collections in Russia and abroad.
It is enough to look at the jewelry sketches of Vlad Glynin to understand that this man is a fanatic akin to medieval alchemists. In his quest for perfection, he does things that most jewelry designers simply don’t have the time or perseverance to do. His drawings are reminiscent of technical drawings of complex mechanisms, but at the same time refer us to the sketches of Renaissance artists. Strictly speaking, such detailed elaboration of drawings is not required either by the master who makes the jewelry, or by the client, who in most cases is not able to understand the intricacies of the drawing. They need only one person – the artist himself. In them – his respect for himself and others. His outlook, if you will.
Just as carefully Vlad Glynin approaches not only the design, but also the quality of his work.
He is ready to endlessly remake the ring, change the stones, trying the setting at different angles and achieving the effect he needs. People who do not care about the details are unlikely to be able to meet Glynin’s deadlines: he is not one of those who do things “by tomorrow morning.” Sometimes work on one thing takes a year, or even a year and a half. But those who know how to wait are rewarded in full: Vlad Glynin’s jewelry is so original and unlike everything else.
According to the artist, he is more attracted to stones by beauty than value. It is from the stone that touched the heart that the work of thought begins. Among Glynin’s works there is also a ring with a simple sea pebble: the customer has sentimental memories of an acquaintance on the seashore, which turned into a serious relationship, with the stone. Glynin made an engagement ring out of pebbles, wrapping diamond ribbons around a heart-shaped stone.
His style is sharp and strong: he is unlikely to suit lovers of quivering daisies. Glynin teaches his clients to bright self-expression. Ladies, who never thought about large rings, suddenly place a geometric design on their finger, which leaves them no chance to go unnoticed. Clients usually believe the artist, follow him. And we are ready to patiently wait for your individual masterpiece.