18ct Yellow Gold, Sterling Silver
TINY ROCK ‘N’ ROLL CHAIN GOLD
From the inaugural Hannah Martin collection It’s Only Rock N’ Roll, this necklace manages to combine a sense of delicacy with an essence of rock and roll.
Subtle and elegant yet with a distinct edge, the sculptural clasp detail is worn at the front of the body and is a perfect detail to add a hint of rebellion to any look, day or night.
Edition of 300
2 in stock
Solid 18 Carat Yellow Gold with Sterling Silver and Black Rhodium Chain.
This necklace is made from 1.8 grams of solid 18 carat yellow gold with a sterling silver chain finished with hard-wearing black rhodium. The ends of the necklace were originally hand carved in wax and is hand made in London.
Chain Length: 47cm
Clasp Hoop: 14mm x 6mm
Clasp Rod: 18mm
As a collection, ‘It’s Only Rock N’ Roll’ took its references from the idea of a world of youth, beauty, excess and raw emotion, in an attempt to capture the wild hedonism of live rock and roll and the culture that surrounds it. This necklace was my attempt to distil this passion and tension into a piece of fine jewellery, without losing the potency of the ideas behind it.
The tiny arrow-head shape clasp I hand-carved and it takes its references from the spur shapes that are so prominent in this collection. The contrast between the curved, shapely surfaces and knife-edge pointed lines was really important to me, even at this scale.
The lariat style of the necklace was intended to give a slightly louche feeling to it – a piece that can be thrown on casually, with a white t-shirt and leather jacket and gives the immediate effect of ‘cool’.
My research and design development for the collection was very much anchored in youth culture, rebellion and the idea of living life to its very limit. I was referencing the work of photographers such as Bruce Weber and Hedi Slimane, literature such as ‘A Rebours’ (J.K Huysmans), ‘The Rebel’ (Albert Camus) and the writing of Hunter S Thomson, watching Kenneth Anger films, in particularly ‘Scorpio Rising’, on loop and going to countless gigs in and around London.
I hope that the sensations of this world can be felt through this little emblem of elegant rebellion.