Tony began his foray into the jewelry world while studying sculpture at the Philadelphia College of Art (now the University of the Arts). While there, he discovered that many of his favorite artists, such as Cellini and Dürer, were also goldsmiths. He also encountered the works of various renowned jewelers, including René Lalique, René Boivin, and Mario Buccellati, amongst others.
In 1971, Tony left Philadelphia and moved to Germany to pursue his goldsmithing education at the Fachhochschule in Schwäbisch-Gmünd. In Germany, he immersed himself in the traditions and technologies of European jewelry design, acquiring the skills and knowledge that would become the foundation of his work and teaching.
On returning to the United States a few years later, he began his career as a jeweler in New York City, working for some of the industry\’s most prestigious and celebrated fine jewelry houses. During this time, he developed a unique line of bespoke jewelry which was exhibited at galleries and represented by private dealers throughout the world.
HOW TO WEAR IT
Sculpted in the shape of a crescent moon with a face, this charming yellow-gold ring is embellished with a white diamond eye. A master jeweler formally trained as a goldsmith in Germany, Anthony Lent has been handcrafting exceptional pieces since the 1960s. Known for his whimsical designs, he draws inspiration from a vast range of subjects, such as the late 19th-century Art Nouveau movement, early animation, mythology, and the natural world.
I expressed this time the jewelry art as a “Tale” because Anthony Lent’s jewelry walks between what is mysterious and what we think that we know: life. With his jewelry with expressions beyond kindness, happiness, and death; this artist gives to all his faces diamond eyes. Death could be a luxury and life as well.