A fine and versatile piece of jewellery, to be worn in many different ways.
Experiment with this piece and adapt it to your mood and outfit. The clasp can be hooked into any link of the chain, offering multiple variations.
Buffalo horn* is lightweight and warm on the skin, of a beautiful deep black with a sheen on the surface. Entirely made by hand, the chain shows ever so slight irregularities which makes every one of them a unique piece.
The clasp is hand made of solid brass and plated with silver and a rhodium top coat. Rhodium is a precious metal from the platinum family, it has a brighter shine and is harder than platinum.
A chain is a very ambivalent item, its associations can be very dark, or it could be about strong attachment and security. Or do we love to wear chains because we are all prisoners of ourselves...?
Black buffalo horn, rhodium-plated clasp, chain length ca 150cm, all handmade, dimensions variable
(The chain links are carved from solid horn, so every second link has been cut on one narrow side and reclosed in order to assemble the chain. This is almost invisible, you can see it on some of the images when zooming in. The horn is extremely sturdy and almost unbreakable, in case of strain a link may reopen slightly – very easy to put back together with a tiny drop of glue.)
*buffalo are precious domestic (farm) animals across asia, and a buffalo would never be killed for its horn. Unlike horn from wild and threatened species like the rhinos (which is illegal to trade and has unfortunate myths of medical benefits attached to it), buffalo horn is harvested as a 'byproduct' after the animal's death and used as a purely decorative item.