To mark e.g.etal’s 25th anniversary, a collection of e.g.etal artists have each created a piece of jewellery that exists at the intersection of defiance and desire. These are beautiful, covetable objects that also challenge the wearer and push at the boundaries of what jewellery can be.
These earrings are designed in a Hercules Knot, featuring two entwined ropes, symbolising love and commitment. The Romans used this symbol as a love token, and it was worn during wedding ceremonies. Juan’s placement of the gemstones on the earrings is inspired by the Myth of Narcissus. One twist of the rope mirrors the other, just as Narcissus desired his own reflection. The earrings represent compromise. A reminder to keep equilibrium, and a warning to avoid fascination with yourself, lest you consume yourself as Narcissus did.
Pieces from this collection will be shipped at the conclusion of the exhibition (from 23rd November, 2023)