Xuan Necklace/Brooch I

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This necklace/brooch is a collaboration with Symetria Part 09.

Linear and strong. Panels are joined together to make shapes, and shapes create volume. Kevin took inspiration from that and simplified it to a pure binary relationship between two planes. Overlapping two planes and peal open one corner, the front of the ring is pure, elegant, and sophisticated with a hint of mystery. It has a strong oriental aesthetic, leaving space for breezing and imagination.

This necklace/brooch is playful. One pin behind the planes and one at the end of the chain, there are endless options to wear this piece.

Kevin wanted a matt finish to the silver, so the planes complement the light and shadow, emphasising the geometry's purity. He wrapped the silver sheets in paper and transferred the paper texture to the silver.

The texture reminded Kevin of the feeling of running his fingers through a stack of Xuan paper (宣纸) - one of his favourite things to do as a child.

One of this piece’s main features is the handmaking process's expression. Because the paper texture is in-printed to the silver first, it doesn't allow any polishing or sanding afterwards. Therefore all the marks from the making process are carried to the final product with pride. This necklace/brooch also has an 18k gold soldering where the pin meets the planes, highlighting the trace of making. 

The silver material is supplied locally in Aotearoa, New Zealand. It is produced by recycled waste from the Jewellery Industry within Australasia. All silver elements in this collection are made with Nickel free sterling silver (925 silver).

Please note due to the hand-made nature, there will be minor variations between each order. Care will be given to achieve consistency. The white-coloured finish to the silver is created during the process of pickling. It is a fine layer of silver that will be naturally polished by wearing. Please expect a more reflective finish after one or two weeks of wearing.

This necklace/brooch is a collaboration with Symetria Part 09.

Linear and strong. Panels are joined together to make shapes, and shapes create volume. Kevin took inspiration from that and simplified it to a pure binary relationship between two planes. Overlapping two planes and peal open one corner, the front of the ring is pure, elegant, and sophisticated with a hint of mystery. It has a strong oriental aesthetic, leaving space for breezing and imagination.

This necklace/brooch is playful. One pin behind the planes and one at the end of the chain, there are endless options to wear this piece.

Kevin wanted a matt finish to the silver, so the planes complement the light and shadow, emphasising the geometry's purity. He wrapped the silver sheets in paper and transferred the paper texture to the silver.

The texture reminded Kevin of the feeling of running his fingers through a stack of Xuan paper (宣纸) - one of his favourite things to do as a child.

One of this piece’s main features is the handmaking process's expression. Because the paper texture is in-printed to the silver first, it doesn't allow any polishing or sanding afterwards. Therefore all the marks from the making process are carried to the final product with pride. This necklace/brooch also has an 18k gold soldering where the pin meets the planes, highlighting the trace of making. 

The silver material is supplied locally in Aotearoa, New Zealand. It is produced by recycled waste from the Jewellery Industry within Australasia. All silver elements in this collection are made with Nickel free sterling silver (925 silver).

Please note due to the hand-made nature, there will be minor variations between each order. Care will be given to achieve consistency. The white-coloured finish to the silver is created during the process of pickling. It is a fine layer of silver that will be naturally polished by wearing. Please expect a more reflective finish after one or two weeks of wearing.