York Van Rheede Van Oudtshoorn
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.