The Wunderkammer Brooch is crafted from oxidised silver with fused 24ct yellow gold details created using an ancient Korean technique called Keum-Boo. A Sri-Lankan sapphire crystal in a 22ct gold setting sits amongst abstract silver elements, a white Akoya pearl and a raw grey diamond crowned with tiny spheres of 18ct gold.
The vivid contrast of black, gold and unusual gemstones make this a stunning conversation piece.
The brooch was inspired by Victorian Curiosity cabinets - curated collections of wondrous and fascinating specimens from the natural world.
Materials: Silver, 24ct gold, 18ct gold, blue uncut sapphire, akoya freshwater pearl, rough grey diamond, steel brooch pin
Brooch Height-Width-Depth: 0.8 x 4.8 x 2.6cm / 0.32" x 1.88" x 1.02 inches
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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