Centered around humanity’s natural curiosity, this collection was inspired by ‘Curios’ and the cabinets that hold them. When presented with a hinged trinket we feel a compulsion to discover what lies within. The collection consists of intricate hinged pieces that contain the unexpected.
The highlight of the collection is the ‘Cicada Neck Piece’. This contemporary locket opens to reveal a stunning golden beryl in the clutches of a miniature figure whose limbs serve as the stone setting. The veins along the wings and the markings on the body have been hand engraved, and are plated in 22ct yellow gold, providing a striking contrast to the main body plated in black ruthenium. The cicada is fixed to black ruthenium branches that form a torque-style necklace, reminiscent of the cicada’s natural habitat.
The collection continues with a series of insects that adorn other areas of the body, ranging from large cocktail rings to cufflinks and tie pins, all opening to reveal a hidden secret.