Ute Decker Infinity, 2016 100% recycled silver bracelet edition 3 of 12 6.1 x 5.5 cm signed With Infinity, Decker creates a singular minimalist curl around the wrist. Much in contrast to the multiple curls and spirals per each piece Decker moulds, Infinity is much more quiet, intimate, and in its geometric rhetoric compared to its namesake, presents a small everlasting piece to the wearer.
Maria Sole Ferragamo Leila Gold Leaf, 2018 Suede and gold leaf cuff Edition of 20 Signed Working with the idea of upcycling leftovers of high quality materials, Maria Sole Ferragamo re-invigorates and gives birth to new incredible collections of unique leather jewellery. The artist is surrounded by endless creativity and a great awareness to materiality and craftsmanship, often resulting in works that present such authenticity to her sustainable values. Bold, contrasting, and experimental with colour, her wearable works of art become a testament to the new generation of art and design that thrives off of sustainability without depleting her innovative streak. With Leila Gold Leaf, this cuff incorporates expressive, painterly mark-making to her design. It is both graceful and intense, presenting itself to the wearer as something architectural. An assemblage of soft, wearable geometric forms, the cuff engages in a perfect dialogue with negative spaces, exposing the skin, which makes this piece such a modern, versatile piece.
Ute Decker Waves, 2019 100% recycled silver arm sculpture, satin texture Unique within a series of 6 Signed – UK Hallmark with artist initials UD, 2019 Waves demonstrates Decker’s attention to fast, natural forms captured in a sculptural work of art. She carefully adopts the characteristics of a ripple effect with the oceans, and beautifully translates it into a serene, silver bracelet. Given its satin surface texture, the bracelet gives a soft light gleam carefully spreading along the bracelet, and this piece as captivating when it is illuminated by evening lights as well as outside in the sun.
Ute Decker Origami, 2015 100% recycled silver bracelet Signed – UK Hallmark with artist initials UD Limited Edition Orignami carefully adopts the characteristics of certain materials, and translates that through 100% recycled silver. Incorporating similar folds to that of paper, this interesting sculptural work of art has been re-translated into a wearable bracelet, that presents the geometric intricacies that a medium such as paper create.
Zaha Hadid Silene Bracelet, 2014 18kt white gold bracelet with white diamonds 11 cm high Edition of 12 Signed and numbered Zaha Hadid created the Silene high jewellery pieces in collaboration with The House of Aziz and Walid Mouzannar. The Mouzannar family has been creating jewellery since the 18th century, and with the Silene pieces, they continue their tradition of crafting remarkable jewellery. Silene expresses the fluidity and complexity of natural forms. An intricate web gently envelops the pristine white gold cuff resulting in a delicate piece that explores the evolution of organic geometries and patterns. Inlaid with diamonds that float between the fluid forms to accentuate its composition, Silene orchestrates an ever-changing play of refraction and reflection that conveys its formal complexity.
Sophie Whettnall Bracelet, 2019 18kt yellow satin gold bracelet 5cm (H) Edition of 6 Signed and numbered “I had never designed jewelry before, nor had the idea of doing it ever crossed my mind. But when a friend asked if I’d be interested, I immediately said yes. My points of reference were very personal: I wanted to design something that I could see myself wearing, and something that would have a continuity with my work as an artist. That meant that there would have to be holes; recently, I have been particularly fascinated by the texture created through drilling. And there would have to be folds or curves, because they are elegant and mysterious: what’s on the other side? These two considerations led me to think of the bracelet and ring: flat surfaces that would become textured through drilling and voluminous through folding. Surprisingly, pretty much the first sketches I made felt right, and I resisted every impulse to tinker with them.” – Sophie Whettnall
Paolo Canevari Lupa Romana, 2019 Oxidised silver, 18kt yellow gold bracelet with diamonds 3 cm tall, 7.5 cm diameter Edition of 5 Signed and numbered Paolo Canevari continues his analysis of the iconography of power in this beautiful bracelet. The official symbol of the City of Rome today, the She-Wolf has been venerated by Romans since the times of antiquity for her nurturing and protective powers. With the animal’s traditional representation of instinct, intelligence and value of interpersonal connections, Lupa Romana is an invitation to reflect on what these metaphysical qualities mean to us.
Paolo Canevari Lupa Romana, 2019 Oxidised silver, 18kt yellow gold pendant/bracelet with diamonds 3 cm tall, 9.5 cm wide, 5 cm diameter Edition of 10 Signed and numbered Paolo Canevari continues his analysis of the iconography of power in this beautiful pendant necklace, which can also be worn as a bracelet. The official symbol of the City of Rome today, the She-Wolf has been venerated by Romans since the times of antiquity for her nurturing and protective powers. With the animal’s traditional representation of instinct, intelligence and value of interpersonal connections, Lupa Romana is an invitation to reflect on what these metaphysical qualities mean to us.
Paolo Canevari Piovra (Octopus), 2019 Oxidised silver and cultured pearls bracelet 10.2 cm tall, 7.0 cm wide Edition of 10 Signed and numbered The Octopus, which elegantly wraps around the wrist of the wearer, symbolises various facets of power. The seductive power of the erotic in Japan, the omnipresent power of the mafia in Italy, and in Hollywood the enigmatic creature of the ocean symbolises the uncanny power of the criminal and terrorist organisation Spectre in the famous Bond movies. The bracelet invites its wearer to reflect on the complex interconnectedness of seduction, danger and authority, as the eight-armed animal once inspired the creation of the gorgon Medusa’s head, in Ancient Greek mythology.
Liliane Lijn Comet cuff, 2008 Silver sulphur electro-formed cuff Edition of 8 + 2AP Signed and Numbered Evocative of her visual abstractions and material manipulations, Lijn’s concept of the primal earth are finely tuned with the geological sciences, paralleling these raw materials with cosmic elements such as meteors and comets. With her cuffs, they resemble the same characteristics of the highly volatile liquid magma that keeps the planet alive and constantly rotating. This same magma that reaches the surface from volcanic eruptions, maintains the cycle of life and death, are drawn into continuous momentum of renewal and vitality that Lijn echoes in her work. The way these cuffs so fittingly encase the wearer’s wrist engages in a very personal dialogue with Lijn’s motifs of the primal earth. In a very personal, meditative approach with these pieces, Lijn begins her pieces by moulding a clump of very hot wax around her wrist to create such cuffs. The high temperature, although stung her skin, the malleable nature of the wax manipulated the mass to resemble the magma of the earth. As technology has allowed her to work with a diverse range of materials in her sculptural work; instead of cast metal, electro-forming […]