Acutely Particular

Bold styled designer jewellery

Obtuse Jewellery is handmade in Cape Town by designer Lynne Avis. Her form-focused collections are grounded in the syntax & language of Fine Art, bringing a strong aesthetic of line & curve to each piece. 

quiet confidence

elegance with a playful edge

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adorned with intention

an expression of self

At Obtuse we believe adornment can give us the courage to present our inner authenticity to the world.  


Our unique range of mobiles bring the same bold but balanced forms into your living space

The Designer behind Obtuse

Meet Lynne Avis

Lynne Avis is the designer and owner of Obtuse. She is drawn to jewellery’s intimate relationship with the body. Each piece is a sensual statement, enticing to the eyes and to touch.

Lynne has a background in Fine Art and studied abroad with the University of Hertfordshire in London. She has worked under the conceptual German jewellery designer Katrin Spranger and was chosen as an Emerging Creative of 2016.