“From the very beginning I was fascinated by the very high quality of Bykovs’ artistic work, both in creativity and in technical craftsmanship. Gennady Bykov and Natalia Bykova developed their own style, their own personal style, their own personalities as artists, as jewellerers. In my understanding Bykovs belongs to the rather small group of really important Russian jewellery artists. I am convinced they are the leading personalities in this field…” – says Dr. Fritz Falk, Former Director of the Pforzheim Jewellery Museum (Schmuckmuseum), Art Historian and Master Goldsmith.
Bykovs are the outstanding representatives of St. Petersburg jewellery school. Their style combines contemporary design ideas and the classical traditions of workmanship influenced both by Art Deco and conceptual art of the 1970s. Their works demonstrate clear understanding of the form, clean composition and strict logic that dictates the choice of materials, execution, technique and selection of gemstones. That has become a distinguishing feature of the two artist’s creative union.