18ct Yellow Gold, Black Pearls
SPUR PENDANT ON PEARLS GOLD
Taken from Hannah’s founding collection It’s Only Rock N’ Roll, and designed with rebellion at heart, this necklace brilliantly subverts the connotations of classic pearls.
Teaming 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.
This collector’s piece is a definitive statement for men and women, both day and night.
Edition of 200
10 in stock
This necklace is made from 13.8 grams of solid 18 carat yellow gold and hangs from a string of black freshwater pearls, traditionally knotted with grey silk thread. The pendant is hand made in our London workshops.
Spur: Maximum Length 50mm,
Maximum Width 8mm,
Length 80cm 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!