Aleš Hočevar

The ring represents a butterfly in flight. Chaos theory, or the butterfly effect, says that something as small as the flap of a butterfly's wings can change the course of the universe forever.

Aleš Hočevar first encountered jewellery design and making at the Waldorf Gymnasium. After graduating from high school in 2008, he continued his education at the Secondary School of Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics and Media, where he trained as a goldsmith, while also attending the Institute and Academy of Multimedia, majoring in graphic design. After completing his studies, he decided that he wanted to further his knowledge of design at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design. During his studies and afterwards he participated in many exhibitions and competitions around Slovenia. He is now working on making unique and bespoke jewellery. He often combines different materials such as precious metals and gems and materials such as wood, glass, leather, etc. He often keeps symmetry in his designs and the lines are mainly clean and geometric. In the manufacture of jewellery, he combines traditional goldsmithing techniques with the most modern techniques and approaches used in the jewellery industry today.