A unique and carefully selected Pietersite stone, exploited for its opportunities and crafted into an artful outcome finished with solid 18K gold. Earrings hosted in its rock of origin, exclusively made to be worn on special occasions.
Gemma ex Lapide:
Gemma ex Lapide is a project of Studio DŌ, founded by Dana Seachuga and Octave Vandeweghe. The Latin phrase ‘Gemma ex Lapide’ could be translated as ‘jewel gained from a stone’ or ‘gemstone extracted from a rock’. The project explores the core relationship between stones and jewellery, while it also bridges between body and space.
For this project, Studio DŌ works with stones in an experimental way, focussing on the unique elements each stone possesses, while also reflecting on the origin of (gem)stones in jewellery. This results in a series of contemporary objects that still express authenticity. These objects function both as sculptures, and as pieces of jewelry to adorn the body.
Type: object and earrings
Materials: Pietersite stone, stainless steel, 18K gold
Earring dimensions: total length 13,3 cm, stone length 9,5 cm – diameter 0,8 cm
Techniques: core-drilling in stone, goldsmithing