18 carat gold, diamonds, black jade
UNKNOWN PLEASURES COLLAR
A masterpiece in craftsmanship and the icon of the collection Somebody’s Sins, the Unknown Pleasures Collar is a stunning collector’s piece.
Uncompromising in its form, the choker plays on the themes of restraint, freedom and self-liberation that are at the foundations of this collection.
Monumental and graphic, its architectural forms are seemingly pierced at front and back by two shards of black jade, holding the lines of diamonds together with a taught energy. A truly contemporary collectible with an elegantly subversive strength and power.
Please note, this piece is made to measure for each client, to ensure a perfect fit.
Edition of 6
18 carat white gold with 18 carat rose gold details. White diamonds, pavé set. Carved black jade.This pieces is made to measure
This choker necklace weighs on average 120 grams of white and rose gold and has approximately 3.3 carats of white brilliant cut pavé set diamonds and two hand-carved jade bars.The collar is handcrafted and the stones are set by hand in London.
Please note: This piece is made to order for each client, due to fitting on neck, so measurements vary.
Long jade bar (front) 35x4mm
Short jade bar (back)18x2mm.
Sample dimensions (small size) 180mm x 125mm
This collar is the ultimate homage to my muse, MrS, and his dark, decadent world where boundaries no longer exist.
The tale of MrS is an exploration of extremes: infatuation, self-liberation and control. It is about pushing to the limits and then beyond. It is about asking the questions ‘Do you dare?’ and ‘How far will you go?’. I wanted the Unknown Pleasures Collar to form the crescendo of these sensations.
I was looking at images of boxing, bull fighting, ballet and bondage – all of which explore extremes. As well as the heavy influence that Pierre Molinier’s work had over the collection I was also looking at many images that were created by Robert Mapplethorpe. The link that ties all these references together is the tension apparent in the imagery, the tautness of the human body when it is pushed to the limit.
This collar is uncompromising in its form as it encircles the neck with two rows of pave bright white diamonds, fixed at front and back with solid shafts of black jade. The stark contrast of the white gold and diamonds with the carved black stone is softened by the subtle rose gold details. Through the narrow gap at the throat flesh is exposed – also adding a sensuality to the collar, a hint of vulnerability in this otherwise monumentally strong piece.