18ct Yellow Gold, Leather
This distinctive bracelet combines luxurious 18 carat yellow gold with a supple leather plaited cord, making this the ideal piece for both casual day wear and edgy evening wear.
Hand carved sculpted rope hooks hold this piece together once it has been wrapped around the wrist.
Taken from the collection Aguila Dorada, and exploring its themes of subtle restraint, this bracelet is a statement of subversive luxury.
Edition of 50
2 in stock
18 Carat Yellow Gold with Leather.
This bracelet is made from 14 grams of 18 carat yellow gold combined with a supple leather plaited cord. The hooked fastenings were originally created by hand carving wax. Each bracelet is hand made in London.
Maximum Height of one hook 18mm.
Maximum Width of one hook 12mm.
Maximum thickness of one hook 4.8mm.
Full Length of bracelet 95 cm (wraps around the wrist three times).
Width of leather cord 4mm.
‘Aguila Dorada’ is a collection about wild adventures and chilling tales of piracy. The narrative was built on the idea of a character who had sailed the seven seas – untameable, unpredictable, dangerous and ultimately seductive.
My research spanned from Keith Richards and Billy Childish to the work of photographers such as Sam Haskins, Larry Clark and Mark Borthwick, and films such as Easy Rider and the Lost Boys, with plenty of piratical references along the way.
I became fascinated by ropes and knots. They have the obvious reference to all things nautical, which was important, but also the subtler undercurrents of restraint and binding. It was this slightly darker edge that made them work for me.
I loved the voluptuous, sculptural form of the rope and knots – there was something very sensual about them. I also had the idea that my piratical character could easily wrap either his own wrist, or the wrists of somebody who was under his power, in rope and secure as he wished. The Wrist Rope bracelet was a nod to this idea.
I hand carved the rope hooks that hold the ends of the leather binding together. I wanted to make sure I captured the roundness and sculptural sensuality of the rope itself. Once the leather binding is wrapped around the wrist as many times as you wish, these hooks clasp together and hold it in place. I hoped to create a design that would feel as if you as the wearer had a piece of rope, albeit a luxurious one, simply wrapped and bound around your wrist.