Raw, exotic leather against smooth, strong metal, juxtaposed on the skin. Weathered horn and bone in its most natural form, protruding from the fingers. Blackened wooden structures, twisted claw-like forms, supported by solid, pure gold frames encase the hands and neck to form an exoskeleton of adornment. A bold statement; a powerful persona.
A taste of the South Africa that York Van Rheede Van Oudtshoorn knows by heart, in a seductive, symbolic piece of jewellery. Their story is readily imbued in their grainy fibres, carrying a psychological representation. A horn is a sharp, unique form, possessing the ability to regrow. It therefore represents the beautiful strength in persistence. Each material has its own power. With such power comes the strength in emotion; a celestial energy of attraction.