18ct White Gold
STUDDED PENDANT WHITE
Part of The Only Performance collection, this necklace is a simple yet sculptural design, taking its inspiration from the collections theme – fallen rock stars and the London underworld.
Made in solid 18 carat gold with a unique, faceted chain it has a subtle strength drawn from it’s hand carved architectural quality.
Edition of 160
2 in stock
18 Carat White Gold
This piece is made from 17 grams of 18ct white gold. The pendant was originally created by hand carving wax, and the piece is hand made in London.
Pendant Length from stud tip to tip: 24mm
One Stud: 9mm x 9mm x 4mm
Clasp Ring: 13mm diameter
Clasp Spike: 21mm length
Chain Length: 58cm
From the very early stages of the design process I knew I wanted this collection to be a celebration of the very metal it was made from – clean, pure, graphic and strong shapes that celebrated the gold from which they were crafted. Unapologetic designs that gave their wearer the darkly thrilling sensations I had conjured up in my narrative. The collection itself is a hymn to underground London, the very darkest parts of it.
My initial reference point was the film ‘Performance’*. In fact the collection title itself was taken from a quote in the film by the character Turner (played by Mick Jagger) – “the only performance that really makes, that makes it all the way, is madness”.
My narrative for the collection reflects many of the key themes from the film – a London underworld inhabited by gangsters, fallen rock stars and creatures of the night; Characters that push the boundaries of masculinity, decadence and bad behaviour to the very limit.
My fixation with the importance of gold in this collection led me to explore how I could play with the idea of using metal, where perhaps traditionally there would be stones. The ‘stud’ shapes you see throughout, act as if ‘set’ in the way traditionally a stone would be.
This pendant was a direct response to this design idea. The studs are joined and hung from the chain with a curved, sculptural form – again I wanted to capture the tension between very sharp, knife-edge lines, and curvaceous, almost voluptuous forms.
* Dir. Donald Cammell/Nicholas Roeg. 1970.