skein ring by zaha hadid for caspita resembles cell structures
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zaha hadid scales down from architecture to small wearables designing a ring swiss luxury jewelry company caspita, her first foray into goldsmithing. ‘skein’ is a sculptural work which resembles the composition of cellular structures found in nature. the meshed framework of thin gold thread sees hadid’s characteristic style of overlapping geometries come to life through interlacing curves on superimposed planes. the rings are each made from either black, rose, white or yellow gold, with or without diamonds. in addition, the architect has also conceived a bracelet modeled with a similar webbed anatomy that expresses caspita’s unparallelled crafstmanship, in which more than 300 hours of polishing goes into each one in order that they have a fineness that defies reason.
diagram of the geometries that make up the structural form of the jewelry pieces