Pendants

James Banks

Gold Shakudo Buckeye Necklace

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Price:

$2650

Gold Shakudo Buckeye Necklace
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  • Gold Shakudo Buckeye Necklace
  • Gold Shakudo Buckeye Necklace
  • Gold Shakudo Buckeye Necklace
  • Gold Shakudo Buckeye Necklace

Inspired by the fluttering, graphic and natural beauty of the Buckeye butterfly, James Banks has created an enigmatic, distinctive pendent necklace capturing the essence of the tiny creature. Meticulously hand-wrought in sterling silver, mixed gold and shakudo*, its articulated wings are hinged to its golden body which is topped with a tiny ruby. It hangs from the sterling silver chain with a hand-made closure and can be stored in its wooden box with a small map of its habitat when not in flight around your neck.


total length : 16" : 14K white gold 
18K yellow gold, 14K white and pink gold, shakaduo pendant : 3/4" x 1" 
ruby : 1mm diameter
fastens with 14K white gold hook and eye clasp closure

*an alloy of gold and copper which can be treated to form an indigo/black patina

 

total length : 16" : 14K white gold 
18K yellow gold, 14K white and pink gold pendant : 3/4" x 1" 
ruby : 1mm diameter
fastens with 14K white gold hook and eye clasp closure

New York / Los Angeles - The brilliant bicoastal collaboration between Adam Shulman and Heidi Nahser Fink has resulted in the magical collection of James Banks jewelry. Each meticulously hand-crafted piece is inspired by the natural world and its intriguing details as well as the eclectic and talismanic qualities of objects like the light bulb and monocle. The attention to detail is the captivating mainstay of this collection - from butterfly wings that move to a light bulb which opens and can be customized by adding tiny, symbolic objects and jewels. “We want people to get close, to get a conversation from it,” Shulman says. “We want them to come up to it and ask ‘What is that?’