Epiphyte Cognac Opal Necklace
Encased in golden fronds reminiscent of lichen and fungi, this warm, cognac coloured tourmaline is a rare find. Complimented with a vibrant blue-green smoked opal, this miniature world within a necklace is mesmerising worn night or day.
Tourmaline size: 0.9 x 0.7cm or 0.4 x 0.3 inches
Chain length: 18 inches
Materials: 9ct yellow gold, tourmaline, smoked opal.
Laura Ngyou’s jewellery reflects a fascination for miniature worlds found within the natural landscape; from exotic jungle flora to the humble rock pool. Her obsession with geology drives her to select the most interesting and unusual gemstone specimens to compose unique settings sympathetic to their individual character. Here she re-imagines the natural landscape and dynamic crystalline structures from which it was discovered using vivid contrasts of precious metals to create sumptuous, other-worldly qualities.
The maker’s passion for travel is reflected in her work, born into a large family who span the globe from Asia to north America, she is drawn towards discovery and exploration. Intrigued by the ambiguity of form, each piece is ultimately a product of her imagination – an abstract composition which quietly provokes the observer to look more closely, reflect on journeys and the natural curiosities which have inspired her.
To look after your jewellery we recommend it must not be worn in the bath, shower or whilst swimming and we advise any perfume or hairspray is to be applied before putting on your jewellery to avoid contact with chemicals and cosmetics. Please remove your jewellery before engaging in practical activities such as sport.
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