18ct Yellow Gold
DOUBLE SHACKLE BANGLES GOLD
A tribute to the high seas, the Aguila Dorada collection celebrates the nautical and piratical. This set of solid gold bangles is the ultimate in subversive luxury, an area Hannah Martin revels in.
Unscrewing across the top as shackles would, the bangles are designed to be worn on one wrist, or can of course be put to any other uses as desired.
Worn on a single wrist the connotations are a subtle hint towards restraint, whilst maintaining a simple, powerful elegance of pure form.
Edition of 6
18 Carat Yellow Gold.
This piece is made from 160 grams of 18 carat gold. The bangles were originally formed by forging metal and each set is hand made in London.
Bangle (maximum measurements): 75mm x 65mm x 6mm
Maximum thickness: 4mm
Screw: 51mm length
Chain Length: 25cm
‘The Forgotten Treasures of the Infamous Aguila Dorada’ (to give this collection it’s full name) is a collection about wild adventures and chilling tales of piracy. The narrative was built on the idea of a character who had sailed the seven seas – untameable, unpredictable, dangerous and ultimately seductive.
My research spanned from Keith Richards and Billy Childish to the work of photographer Sam Haskins, and films such as Easy Rider and the Lost Boys, with plenty of piratical references along the way.
Drawing on my extensive nautical research I began looking at shackles – ships shackles initially, then all forms of shackles - and became mildly obsessed. This pair of shackle bangles is really the icon piece of the whole shackle story. I loved the idea of a pair of solid gold shackles – to be worn as bracelets on one wrist, but with the connotations of far more beyond this.
The shape of the shackles had to be beautiful – I wanted the forms to flow, and feel voluptuous. The chain between the shackles is based on a very old pair of shackles I discovered in a dusty back room of the British Museum. Each link is handmade, again in the effort to create a rich sense of sculpture.
For me, this piece is the essence of ‘Aguila Dorada’ – sculptural, rich and underpinned by an un-tameable and seductive quality. For you to wear, and use, however you may wish…