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.
The form of this pendant is so multi faceted and complex. I love how the positioning of each element makes the design ebb and flow. Its weight seemingly hangs tenuously onto a delicate chain, however the construction of the twisted box chain makes it deceptively strong. This disparity also creates a playful balance between contrasts, a recurring theme in this collection and my work. Definitely uni-sexy.
approximately 22.5g in weight
10.35mm in length
46.6mm in height
10.8mm in depth
This pendant is cast from real shards of shattered glass in recycled Sterling Silver with a 9ct White Gold 0.5mm twisted box chain, all White Rhodium-plated. UK hallmarked. [Presented in a beautiful BLACKBOX designed to keep, courtesy of pica.]