From the late 17th to the early 20th century in Western Europe was dealing with the nature of beauty, art, and taste and with the creation and appreciation of beauty. They emphasised beauty as the key component of art and of the aesthetic experience, and saw art as necessarily aiming at absolute beauty.
For Oscar Wilde the contemplation of beauty for beauty’s sake was not only the foundation for much of his literary career but was quoted as saying “Aestheticism is a search after the signs of the beautiful. It is the science of the beautiful through which men seek the correlation of the arts. It is, to speak more exactly, the search after the secret of life”
ELYONA’s intend was to represent this study of “natural beauty”, from the era and specifically found in France and Belgium. Its remaining archives of photos and architectures were captured and re-materialised in ELYONA’s own way Casted laces, velvet ribbons, twisted metal, black pearls, colourful crystals were used to represent the atmosphere of the time.
A sheet of lace has been carefully picked and then casted into metal. Crystals are decorated in numbers on surface.
It is a free size bangle, however can be adjusted by hand force to fit on your arm. Also it can be worn high on the arm.
It is a true statement piece and a trend that can go ages.
17 cm long
1.7 cm high
18k gold plated brass, Swarovski Crystal