Zaha Hadid Silene Ring I, 2014 18kt pink gold ring with white diamonds 6 cm high edition of 12 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.
Sissi Nidi (Nests), 2019 18kt gold thread ring with rubies, sapphires, emeralds, and diamonds 4.2 x 4.2 cm circa unique Nidi (Nests) is a project inspired by the idea of a safe place, these wearable sculptures like the natural nests, embrace the life and the body of the wearer. Manual ability is central in Sissi’s work: she delicately intertwines and welds gold and silver threads with coloured stones to make a new skin that represents an extension between her work and her body in the space. In the artist’s practice, everything starts from a small element that grows and develops in different forms. This flow take shape from the soul of the artist and is articulated from the body with a potentially infinite form.
Sophie Whettnall Ring, 2019 18kt yellow satin gold ring 2.3 cm tall edition of 10 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
Noor Fares X Flavie Audi Superlunary Cloud Rhombus Ring in White Gold with Carved Natural Rock Crystal, Coloured Sapphires & Diamond Unique piece The SUPERLUNARY collection fuses Flavie’s exploration into the symbiosis of the synthetic and the natural with Noor’s minimal aesthetic, creating pieces that echo lunar bodies transfixed in a seemingly eternal fluidity that hover between the realm of the real and the synthesised. The fluid geometry of the pieces are created through different processes: hand carved stone requiring high levels of craftsmanship inlaid with artificial and natural gems, synthetic resin that swallows natural stones to form ethereal clouds and silver with resin moulded by a 3D printer. These materials together form an ambiguous juxtaposition through which the lines between the two are blurred. This duality invites the viewer to consider the relative merits of each material. In an era of technological innovation that has seen the creation of flawless, synthetic diamonds, undetectable by man or machine, the work questions the values and authenticity inherent within these materials.
Chiharu Shiota Carrying Memory, 2018 18kt gold ring 4 x 10 cm unique within an edition of 8 + 2AP signed Through the use of 18kt gold, Chiharu Shiota intricately intertwines and folds threads which gradually expand into the universe, becoming an extension of the body in space. The ring that can also be used as a pendant, has been conceived and perceived in the same way as Shiota’s thread installations in which she integrates meaningful object related to everyday life. The traces left behind by a human life are also conceptually explored in the ring/pendant, which is made entirely of golden webbed threads to symbolise the inside of a human body.
Monica Bonvicini Black Diamond Emerald Ring, 2014 18kt blackened gold band, 4.94kt diamond and emeralds edition of 5 Monica Bonvicini’s jewellery collection has been created in collaboration with VIERI, the fine jewellery brand based in Berlin. The collection is Monica Bonvicini’s very personal take on how to interpret jewellery. There is an underlying subtle humour in the pieces, as in the unpredicted grenades featured alongside the sapphires in the long chain. The key inspiration for the collection is based on a rejection of classical styles for open and inventive women and men. Personalities who dare to see jewellery as being about personal expression rather than just status.
Ania Guillaume Butterfly wings, 2018 titanium ring 5 x 3 x 2.1 cm unique In sculpture as much as in wearable art, there is a strong perception of the spiritual natural universe. Flowers or animals are designed within the shape of the jewel and, once worn, they create an elegant dialogue within the wearer and nature. The first wearable art pieces were made in 2011 in gilded bronze and later she moved to silver gold plating.
Ania Guillaume Spring flowers, 2018 gold plated silver ring 2.8 x 2.8 x 2.6 cm unique In sculpture as much as in wearable art, there is a strong perception of the spiritual natural universe. Flowers or animals are designed within the shape of the jewel and, once worn, they create an elegant dialogue within the wearer and nature. The first wearable art pieces were made in 2011 in gilded bronze and later she moved to silver gold plating.
Ania Guillaume Ginkgo, 2018 silver gold plated ring 8.5 x 7.5 x 2.5 cm unique In sculpture as much as in wearable art, there is a strong perception of the spiritual natural universe. Flowers or animals are designed within the shape of the jewel and, once worn, they create an elegant dialogue within the wearer and nature. The first wearable art pieces were made in 2011 in gilded bronze and later she moved to silver gold plating.