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.
This necklace features and hinge mechanism that allows the gemstone to be flipped and worn inverted. Susan has this piece of Chrysoberyl in her collection for a number of years, waiting for a significant moment to be set into a piece of jewellery. The shape is reminiscent of a snake head, a creature that has been intrinsically linked with the concepts of desire and defiance throughout history. This neckpiece contains other subtle serpentine references: Florentine textures, talon-like prongs, a blood red garnet, and of course, a snake chain. The hinge mechanism is reminiscent of Art Deco ‘Day and Night’ rings, which have long fascinated the artist. This mechanism speaks to the practice of contemporary jewellery, which both looks to the past and forges into the future.
Pieces from this collection will be shipped at the conclusion of the exhibition (from 23rd November, 2023)