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Chalcosoma Brooch. 2017. 

Sterling silver, 22ct yellow gold plate, white pearl. 


The Curios collection is inspired by Jessica Pass’ love of strange and intriguing historical artefacts; evoking memento mori and entomology cabinets from the Victorian Era, and the bold graphic style and symbolic insects of the Egyptian Revival Period. To further add to the intrigue, Jessica was inspired by secretive opening poison rings and fragrance-filled pomanders to create a collection of intricate hinged creatures that contain the unexpected. When presented with a hinged trinket we feel a compulsion to discover what lies within, see the collection to discover for yourself.


The highlight of the Curios collection is the Cicada Neckpiece, an incredible, intricate life-size gold and black cicada. This contemporary locket - already a stunning piece - opens to reveal a dazzling 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 then plated in 22ct yellow gold, providing a striking contrast to the main body which has been 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 of ancient deciduous forests.


The Curios collection was produced during Jessica’s final year at the Royal College of Art. It was made as a showcase of her accomplished jewellery knowledge, craft and skill, and so features extremely beautiful, technically complex and challenging pieces. Each piece is one of a kind, never to be made again. 

Chalcosoma Brooch

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    Due to the variety in value and scale throughout collections, deliveries will be calculated on a per order basis. Once your order is made online, Jessica will get in touch to arrange and invoice for delivery. 


    Delivery time varies depending on payment clearance and product availability. We endeavour to deliver within 3-10 working days within the UK, and 5-12 working days for other countries. For urgent delivery requests please contact us directly. Maximum delivery time is 8 - 10 weeks if the item has been made to order, we will inform you if that is the case. Please contact us directly to find out current stock availability if your order is more urgent than the turnaround times stated.


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    The delivery time can take around 7 working days and once again due to value and weight variety throughout the collections this will be invoiced on a per order bases after you've made payment for the pieces. 


    For deliveries to the USA and Canada we use a fully insured priority courier service. The cost for this service varies from £80 up depending on the value/weight of the pieces purchased. The total order price advertised on the website at checkout does not include import taxes. Any customs charges are the sole responsibility of the customer.


    For deliveries to the rest of the world we use a fully insured priority courier service. The cost for this service varies from £80 up depending on the value/weight of the pieces purchased.

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    If you are purchasing from outside the UK, currency exchange rates and credit card charges may make a difference to the amount billed on your credit card. Import duties or tax costs will be invoiced to you directly from the courier company. 


    We hope that you will fall in love with your Jessica Pass London jewellery. If for any reason you are not entirely satisfied with your purchase, we are happy to offer an exchange or credit note within 30 days of purchase. The piece must be returned unworn, in perfect condition, and in its original packaging within 14 working days of your receipt of the order. Purchases exempt from both the refund and exchange policies, unless they are structurally faulty, are:

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