18ct White Gold
STUDDED SHACKLE RING WHITE
The Studded Shackle Ring from The Only Performance takes it’s inspiration from characters of the London underworld.
Crossing the top of the finger, the studded shackle-style detail appears to be floating above the hand, the shank disappearing behind the finger.
Combining sharp, graphic lines with sensual sculptural form, this ring is an instantly recognisable statement of Hannah’s distinctive design language, adding a dark, luxurious glamour to any look.
Edition of 120
18 Carat White Gold
This ring is made from 19 grams of 18ct white gold. It was originally formed by hand carving wax. Each ring is hand made in London.
'Shackle' Top Length from Tip to Tip: 28mm
Width at widest point: 7mm
Height above finger: 7mm
Width of band: 4mm
As a collection, ‘The Only Performance’, 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.
From the early stages of my research I knew I wanted this collection to be about gold – uncompromising, unapologetic and pure. I started to explore how I could play with the idea of using metal, where perhaps traditionally there would be stones.
This ring grew from this exploration. I developed the ‘stud’ shape – and began to imagine what would happen if it was stretched across, or around, the finger.
I wanted the pieces to retain a sense of strength and power, but also to have some sensuality to them. The curved forms, mixed with the contrasting hard, sharp lines were my way of bringing these two juxtaposing styles together.
From above, this ring looks as if it is a stretched, sculptural stud of metal, hovering just above the finger. I like the ambiguity this creates – the slight mystery as to what it is, and how it is held in place.
* Dir. Donald Cammell/Nicholas Roeg. 1970.