18ct Yellow Gold
MINIATURE FACET ON CHAIN YELLOW
This 18 carat yellow gold necklace focuses on the faceted form, prevalent in the collection Vincent.
The collection drew inspiration from monumentalist Russian architecture, the palace of the Romanovs and mid-century Soviet propaganda graphics – all culminating in this delicate yet powerful design.
This necklace is to be worn every day, a memento of elegant, sculptural form, adding a definitive edge to any outfit.
Edition of 450
1 in stock
18 Carat Yellow Gold.
This pendant is made from 5 grams of 18 carat yellow gold. Each pendant is hand made in London.
Pendant: 8.5mm x 7mm x 2.5mm
Chain Length: 50 cm
Clasp Hoop: 9mm diameter
Clasp Spike: 15mm long
‘Vincent’ is a tale about a darkly suave, dangerously sophisticated, Russian gangster – ruling London’s underworld with his enigmatic, fiery power. Vincent is an oligarch of the underground, the indisputable ruler of his own dark kingdom.
I imagine Vincent to be impeccably dressed, a gentleman to his very bones. You would perhaps just see the back of his perfectly tailored coat as he sped off down a dark alleyway, his hand-made boots clattering on the pavement.
The ‘facet’ motif appears throughout the collection, in many guises. The graphic lines and architectural sculpture were drawn from my explorations of Russian monumentalist architecture, 50’s Soviet propaganda graphics and post-modern Russian artists such as Malevich, amongst others.
What tied these references together for me were the brutalist lines, and clean graphic forms – they have incredible understated power. I wanted to capture this in a sculptural form within the jewels themselves. The aim was to create pieces that would uphold the strength of Vincent himself – a small nod to a life lived in dangerous decadence.
By keeping this piece small, and hanging the little nugget-like facet on a clean, slim chain – all your attention is drawn to the sculptural qualities of the facet form itself, delicate yet with strength at the same time.