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Don't miss this unique jewellery exhibition
There are some very unusual types of jewellery in this day and age, and some of it is fantastic and rare. This exhibition falls into this category as it is human skull inspired!
This type of jewellery has been around for many years and this exhibition is 'SKULL2'.
This has already started and will run till at least 31st May - check their Facebook page for further dates. It is being held at Lord Coconut, 358 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne.
Lord Coconut is a specialist men's jewellery store and women DO also shop in this store! They stock over 700 individual jewellery pieces and designer cufflinks. They represent more than forty local and interstate jewellers.
This is the second time that this exhibition has been on and both times it has featured the modern use of human skull imagery on jewellery for men.
The actual definition of a skull is "the bony framework of the head, enclosing the brain and supporting the face". This type of design of a skull has been used way back when jewellery first started appearing and people first started wearing jewellery.
For this exhibition, there are 15 artists showcasing their work with 32 pieces in the exhibition. These pieces range from rings, cufflinks, lapel pins and necklaces right through to a pill box. This is the first time a pill box has been made with this emblem on it!
Some of the designers have made contemporary items and have used a stylised image of the human skull. Whereas others have gone more natural and used a more anatomically correct image of the human skull.
Regardless of which style the jewellers have used in their work, the human skull is always instantly recognisable when used on jewellery for men.
Some of the designers include the following:
Affinitive Designs - have won several awards including the Montgomery Burns Award for outstanding achievement in the field of excellence
Zora Bell Boyd - produces beautiful jewellery, created in New Zealand and Melbourne. Zora makes sterling silver and gold rings for both men and women, and more.
Justin Siow - is a Melbourne jeweller who has completed an Advanced Diploma of Jewellery Technology at NMIT in 2009. He uses both precious metals and contemporary materials to make his creations. He has won a 2009 NMIT Open Category Study Grant
Aimee Sutanto - is situated in Melbourne and all her pieces are handmade. She makes mainly jewellery which is based on cubes and similar.
This is an unusual event and one that will be exciting and very different - don't miss out!