Gold Icarus Collar
The Icarus collar is meticulously handcrafted from individually cut, textured and soldered feathers which are strung together to form a layered articulated piece which catches the light beautifully. This is a show-stopping necklace with a timeless appeal. It is made from sterling silver with gold vermeil and measures 2cm x 41cm/16”.
The tragic myth of Icarus who dared to fly too near to the sun on wings of feathers and wax inspired this collection, which uses elegant, overlapping elements that move playfully when worn.
Cara Tonkin designs beautiful, elegant and bold jewellery for stylish and strong-minded women. Her work marries classic and contemporary design to create unique, timeless pieces. It is jewellery that comes to life when worn, intricate, playful and tactile yet expressing glamour and elegance.
The daughter of two artists, Cara grew up surrounded by creativity both at home and in the inspiring city of Brighton. After training at world-famous art school Central St Martins and achieving a First Class Honours degree in jewellery design, she returned to Brighton to establish her studio where every piece in her collections is made.
Cara is a lover of the Art Nouveau and Art Deco movements and is a believer in the philosophy of Art Nouveau: that art should be a way of life. The stylised and symbolic organic forms of Art Nouveau and the streamlined, sculptural and decadent aspects of Art Deco provide endless inspiration.
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.
Gold vermeil is a thick layer of 22ct gold over 925 sterling silver, while the gold will not fade, it may tarnish if in contact with cosmetics.
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