“I create my jewellery pieces for people with courage, for those with exceptional spirit and love for life. Free, wild and of magical beauty.” This is how gold caster Nicole Grob puts her work in a nutshell. Nicole Grob has always had two dream jobs: archaeologist and goldsmith. Today, she combines both. In her studio in Rapperswil at Lake Zurich, she creates creative jewellery pieces from earth’s most precious treasures – with a long forgotten, ancient gold work technique. The gold caster explains: “My creations have a unique, distinctive signature as I work with the 5,000-year-old goldsmith technique of fire casting that is barely used today.” During fire casting, gold gets melted in the open fire and then poured into a hollow form that was prepared by hand.