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 idea sparked from looking back at the ‘toi et moi’ (you and me) designs, initially inspired by the ring Napoleon gave his first wife Josephine. Maria Natoli wanted to create a ring that didn’t rely on there being a ‘you’, a ring that only celebrated the ‘me’ part. Using the french phrase ‘tout moi’ (all me) instead, Maria has created an abstract ring that, if you look carefully, spells ‘moi’. This concept speaks of personal desire and seeking what we truly want. Sometimes this can be misinterpreted as being selfish, but the artist sees this ring being a celebration of strength of self and achieving personal goals. A reminder that it is OK to put yourself first and to speak up for yourself and your desires.
Pieces from this collection will be shipped at the conclusion of the exhibition (from 23rd November, 2023)