pearl necklaces symbolically reflect the world as your oyster pearl necklaces symbolically reflect the world as your oyster
may 29, 2014

pearl necklaces symbolically reflect the world as your oyster

pearl necklaces symbolically reflect the world as your oyster
(above) ‘globe’
all images courtesy of TO+WN DESIGN

 

 

 

 

new york-based creative studio TO+WN DESIGN have designed a series of jewelry based around a single pearl called ‘the world is your oyster’. the collection includes three necklaces cast in brass, hand polished and assembled. each explores clever interpretations of the pearl as a symbolic reflection of the earth: the first, ‘globe’, metaphorically expresses the jewel as a planet, surrounding it in a gold classroom-style world map; ‘atlas’ plays with the greek mythical man, who held up the celestial sphere on his back; ‘hands’ holds the pearl its open grasp. a limited run of each piece from the collection is currently available on etsy, where 5% of the purchase will be donated to UNICEF.


‘globe’ is cast in brass, hand polished and assembled

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the necklace features a gold and pearl details


‘atlas’

pearl and brass necklaces reflect the world as your oyster
‘atlas’ necklace plays with the symbolism of the greek mythical man

pearl and brass necklaces reflect the world as your oyster
atlas holds the oyster on his back


‘hands’

pearl and brass necklaces reflect the world as your oyster
‘hands’ view from the front


the oyster pearl is held in the palms of open golden hands

 

 

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