18ct Yellow Gold
SINGLE SHACKLE BANGLE YELLOW
This solid gold bangle is an exercise in subversive luxury – an area Hannah revels in.
Unscrewing across the top, as a shackle would, the bangle is a nod to restraint, with subtlety and sculptural elegance.
Available in 18 carat white, rose and yellow gold – this is a piece to be worn alone or as a stack.
Edition of 250
10 in stock
S18 Carat Yellow Gold
This bangle is made from approximately 49 grams of 18 carat yellow gold. Each bangle is hand made in our London workshops.
Bangle 65mm x 60 mm
Maximum thickness 6mm
Screw 49mm length, 6mm diameter
For 'Large' size dimensions please email.
The ‘shackle’ form features heavily as part of the collection ‘Aguila Dorada’, in various guises – this bangle being one of my favourites.
The collection itself, ‘The Forgotten Treasures of the Infamous Aguila Dorada’ to give it it’s full name, draws on the idea of a wild and untamed sea-faring character. A figure who has seen the world, sailed the seven seas and returned with chilling tales to tell, and deep dark secrets to keep. A piratical character – rugged and untameable, but passionate and ultimately seductive.
My obsession with shackles started during the very early research phases. Having spent a lot of time staring at ancient treasure hoards and old, piratical-feeling duelling pistols in the British Museum, I discovered a ships Chandlery shop in a back street of Central London. It was here I came across a wealth of shackles and ropes and all things boat–based. I became fascinated.
I loved the connotations of the shackles – not only were they a functioning element of a ship, but they had the undertones of restraint and restriction. There was something very appealing in this double meaning.
The shape of the shackles had to be beautiful – I wanted the forms to flow, and feel voluptuous. I started to play with the shape, whilst maintaining the function, to create what felt like a sensuous, flowing form. I didn't want to lose the strength of the piece, but I did want it to feel sculptural and just a little bit hedonistic.
The detail on the shackle bangle was important to me – I didn't want this just to feel like a bangle, I wanted the connotations of the shackle itself to be clear, hence working in the detail at the base. The suggestion that this elegant piece of jewellery may have other uses, or have had other uses, underpins the design, and for me gives it a thrilling edge.