Black Porcelain Sea Urchin Necklace
Mens necklace with shell pendant of the Sea Urchin Porcelain Collection. This collection is inspired by a very special place, the North/Eastermost piece of land of Colombia, the Guajira Peninsula. It was there that I discovered the first time this exceptional creature. I was immediately captivated by his unbelievable beauty - the symmetric structures of its test - and wanted to work with it. To create jewelry out of the sea urchin I had to search for very little ones in the sea.
Black Porcelain and oxidized 925 Sterling Silver
Chain type: Anchor
Chain width: 1,5 mm
*About the silver chain: the surface of this chain is intentionally oxidized. It consists of a surface treatment (like a gold plating), which means that this colouring is only preserved for a certain period of time. In the case of jewellery that is not subject to heavy wear, such as earrings or pendants, the blackened surface remains visible for a very long time. This is because there is usually hardly any friction on the neck or ear. With arm jewellery, rings or wedding rings, this is different: here the blackened surface rubs off quickly as a result of daily wear -friction, bumping, scratching and the normal strain on the surface. In rings with a slight concave groove, where part of the silver surface is in a deeper position, these blackened surfaces are protected and last longer. This can create a nice contrast between the upper "lighter" and the deep "darker" areas and give a distinctive look. However, each piece can be easily and inexpensively restored to its original look by renewing the surface treatment. If you are interested in this process being renewed, please contact me.
Ø Sea Urchin approx. 25 mm
Chain length approx. 45 cm or 50 cm
Based on a real sea urchin I produce a plaster mould. Then fluid “Mont Blanc” porcelain is pulled into the mould. All produced porcelain elements are further processed and after drying the porcelain is fired twice. It is due to the very high firing temperature of 1250 degrees, that the material gets its strenght and hardness, it becomes non-porous.
All my jewelry pieces are handmade by me in my atelier based in Berlin.