Style

Clint calls her style modern classic. She prefers round over square, but is not afraid of the simple and minimalistic. Her vision is best explained by looking at her own work. Take, for example, the first ring she made when she started her own business: a round golden band with two irregular spheres. One sphere is a gold coloured South Sea pearl, rarely used in the Netherlands, and the other a transparent quartz with gold coloured rutile needles. The shapes add contrast; the opposing colours add intensity. There is a striking harmonious incongruity. This tenuous balance is emblematic of the entire body of Clint's work.
Sometimes it's dependant on the material. This was the case with a gold coloured South Sea pearl with a far from perfect shape. It was positioned in a wayward fashion on a rubber necklace. Clint chose the most crooked side on which to drill a hole and mount a pin. She coiled white golden thread around the mounting and combined the outcast pearl with a Champaign coloured brilliant cut diamond. The result is an exceptional necklace.
Her use of pearls shows the depths of Clint's imagination in surmounting traditional constraints. According to Clint, the strength resides in the composition. When these creative energies imbue a piece of jewelry, the pearl becomes metamorphosed. Traditional design makes way for a different, more contemporary appearance.
A simpler composition is also possible. This is nicely illustrated by a silver ring with a yellow gold sphere. The ball is cast from old gold which was no longer worn. Clint melted the old rings and chains. She purposely gave the ball a weathered appearance and combined it with very smooth silver. Again, she highlighted the contrast between old and new, gold and silver, memory and present. A cherished piece of jewelry - one that again radiated - was born.