18ct Gold, Black Rhodium, Black Pearls
SPUR PENDANT ON PEARLS BLACK
Subverting the connotations of classic pearls this necklace teams enigmatic black pearls with the iconic Hannah Martin spur form.
The fiercely sculptural gold spur sits elegantly amongst the black pearls hanging over the chest, making this a definitive statement for either day or night, and for either man or woman.
Edition of 150
2 in stock
18 Carat Gold with Black Rhodium and Black Akoya Pearls.
This necklace is made from 13.5 grams of 18ct gold and hangs from a string of black freshwater pearls, traditionally knotted with grey silk thread. The pendant was originally hand carved in wax and is hand made in London.
Spur Maximum Length: 50mm
Maximum Width: 8mm
Pearl Size: Approximately 4mm
The shape of the ‘spur’ appears in various guises throughout this collection. It was born out of my exploration of masculinity and the excesses of rock and roll. I originally developed the shape whilst I was working on a pair of sterling silver and ruby spurs to be worn over boots – which felt like the ultimate in rebellious luxury. These spurs then formed the identity of the spur-like shape you see here.
During the development of this collection I was not only immersing myself in the world of rock and roll but was also fascinated by the extremes of the human body – watching performances by contemporary dancers such as Michael Clark and the films of Kenneth Anger (Scorpio Rising in particular) and wanted the pieces I made to reflect the strength and power I saw in these performances.
The sculptural shape of the spur form is both curved and sharp. It has sensuality as well as power. I originally hand-carved the shape, and the feeling of the lines and volume as they appeared were very important to me. I felt the shape as it came to life.
Combining the spur with the pearls was initially a play on the juxtaposition of what we see as classic luxury, and the beautiful, raw excess of rock and roll. The voluptuous gentleness of the pearls combined with the strong, sculptural form of the spur felt, for me, like the perfect solution to combining the two worlds.
On top of this, my secret aim was to get men wearing pearls, and with this necklace – it worked!