18 carat gold, sapphires, amethyst
Sculpted and sensual, this sapphire pendant has a quiet strength that compels. From the collection Somebody’s Sins, the piece has an inherent sense of tension. Lines of deep blue sapphires are drawn together by amethyst bullets, following an undulating curve around the central negative space.
With a classic Hannah Martin knife edge detail behind the stones, this necklace is completely reversible, to suite your mood and style.
Edition of 60.
18 carat white gold with 18 carat rose gold details. Deep blue sapphires, pavé set, with amethyst bullet cabochons. Knife edge sculptural detail. Reversible.
This necklace weighs 10.3 grams of white and rose gold and has approximately 0.8 carats of white brilliant cut pavé set white diamonds and 4 bullet cut amethysts. The necklace is handcrafted and the stones set by hand in London.
Maximum height 53mm
Maximum width (at widest point) 15mm
Length of chain: 56cm
My references for this body of pieces were drawn not only from the work of Pierre Molinier but also from imagery created by artists such as George Bellows, Robert Mapplethorpe and Larry Clark, amongst others. The overriding theme that enraptured me from all these references was the powerful tension within the human body, particularly in situations that push it to the limits and beyond.
The curves in this necklace have tension. I wanted something taut in the sensuality, as if the metal itself was trying to pull itself apart, creating an underlying energy and vitality in the form. There is also something revealing within this piece – having a large area of negative space in the centre, around which sapphires snake, displays flesh beneath. It creates a dark sensuality I wanted to reflect, something vaguely unnerving but at the same time thrilling.