18 carat gold, cognac diamonds
A modern collector’s piece from the collection Somebody’s Sins, this cuff bangle is a perfect statement in subversive luxury, an area Hannah revels in.
Unapologetically monumental in its sculptural form, this bangle possesses both strength and elegance. Two shards of rose gold hold lines of rich cognac diamonds taught across the wrist, exposing the flesh of the arm beneath.
Hinged at one side, with a subtle snap clasp detail for ease of wear, this is a sophisticated symbol of energy and power.
Edition of 25.
18 carat yellow gold with 18 carat rose gold details. Rich cognac diamonds, pavé set. Concealed clasp.
This cuff bracelet weighs 65 grams of 18 carat yellow and rose gold. It has approximately 0.25 carats of cognac brown brilliant cut pavé set diamonds. The bracelet is handcrafted and the stones are set by hand in London.
Maximum height: 53mm
Maximum width (inside): 65mm
Maximum width (outside): 72mm
Width on top (up/down wrist): 28mm
Each rose gold bar: 55x3mm
This collection explores the idea of pushing to the limits and then beyond. The wearer is posed with the questions ‘Do you dare?’ and ‘How far will you go?’. Ian Curtis, in the Joy Division track Shadowplay, sings ‘I did everything, everything I wanted to, I let them use you for their own ends’. This lyric feels like the right soundtrack for this cuff.
The form of the cuff is unapologetically monumental. I wanted to create something powerful and sculptural with a strong sense of tension. I hope that this blend is clear within the piece, but that there is also an underlying feeling of something more, as brutal meets vulnerable.
Naked flesh is exposed beneath the hard, graphic shafts of rose gold that pierce the piece, and hold it together at the same time. The rich warmth of the rose and yellow gold, combined with the brown diamonds enhances this fleshy sensuality – in stark contrast to the almost industrial references in the structure.
Jewellery can often be a very symbolic thing to its wearer, and is often used to identify, or perhaps even to show ownership. I like to imagine that this bangle is a symbol of allegiance to MrS – a secret sign to those in the know.