Vortice II, 2020
Blackened silver, diamonds, silicone, magnets necklace
Internal diameter 11.5 cm ; height 3 cm ; length 7.1 cm
Made over a three month period and completed last week, Vortice II is the second in a series of necklaces sharing the same pointed shape. Whilst Vortice I was set with a large citrine, Vortice II presents a vertical row of diamonds set in 18ct gold. 164 silver discs radiate out from the neck. They seamlessly increase in length to form a point at the centre.
The specially engineered silicone core allows the necklace to flex freely in all directions and mould comfortably to the wearer. It can be worn flat against the body or turned up at the back to create a twist towards the front. The clasp is comprised of 53 separate components. It is secured by a hidden slotting mechanism and magnets that draw the two halves into alignment.
Vortice II is a typically bold statement from John Moore. The shape represents a pair of wings, gently encircling the neck. They are the wings of an angel or guardian, shielding the wearer from harm. They symbolise freedom, love and protection. The V shape is also a reference to the flight formation of migrating birds. As each bird beats its wings, vortices of air are created to aid the flight of the bird behind.