Gina's debut jewellery collection crystalized from a fascination with body modification practices and Live Art, culminating in the creation of jewellery from broken glass fragments. While technically wearable, her glass shard jewellery is not for the faint-hearted, so she sought to alchemise a luxurious collection in precious metal inspired by this conceptual work. She casts shards of glass directly into recycled Sterling Silver, highlighting the contrasts between delicacy and roughness inherent in the original broken panes. The fashion-forward collection is plated in either White Rhodium or Rose Gold. The stones are fair-trade Royal Kings Plain Sapphires®, a rare rich blue sapphire mined in the Australian state of New South Wales. The pavé-set stones follow the fault lines in the broken glass and are set in a stylized way which adds to the pieces' edgy yet sophisticated allure. All of the box chains are 9ct White Gold. Each piece is handmade in Gina's workshop in Hatton Garden, London.
This is a very strong statement piece, designed to attract attention! It is definitely one of the more dangerous looking pieces in the collection, yet it still emanates a luxurious elegance. As an object, it looks great on men and women, and both on and off the body. This award-winning cuff is intended for either the left or the right wrist and is designed to be worn two ways: with the cast shards facing toward the hand or toward the arm. Pointed corners are ever so slightly rounded.
approximately 42.1g in weight
35.8mm in length
70mm in height
54.85mm in depth
It is created in recycled Sterling Silver from cast shards of glass on a 5mm square wire bangle, White Rhodium plated. UK hallmarked.[Presented in a beautiful BLACKBOX designed to keep, courtesy of pica.]