ORIGIN Collection

Inspired by their shared passion for esotericism and ancient symbolism, artist and illustrator Ilaria Antolini and designer and jeweller Arianne Delaney from Lunar James are proud to announce their latest collaboration ORIGIN.

 

Offering a unique collection of statement pieces, ORIGIN is so much more than jewellery with Ilaria and Arianne preferring to describe the collection as a form of wearable art.

 

All pieces of jewellery are unique and one-off: meaning there is only one of each, enhancing its artistic value and intrinsic meaning.

Ancient symbolism

The eye is one of the most powerful symbols known to many cultures. It can be an indicator of good, evil, protection, wisdom, knowledge, secrecy and mystery.
The hand is the most frequently symbolized part of the human body. It gives blessing, it is expressive. According to Aristotle, the hand is the “tool of tools.” In general, it is strength, power and protection.
Teardrops, symbols of strength and compassion, also feature in the ORIGIN collection.

Art & Craftmanship

ORIGIN combines the art of collage with ancients skills such as traditional and artisan gold leafing (also known as guilding), as well as metalsmithing skills.
The collage art pieces were carefully put together from cut-outs from magazines, which were sealed together through a laminating process. The finished art collage pieces were then securely fastened to a layer of leather, ensuring the art collage charms are durable and can be worn as jewellery. With sustainability in mind, the leather in this collection is derived from off-cuts and leather remnants: a waste product from the fashion industry.
After fusing on the collage art pieces with the leather backdrops, the collage charms were decorated with real 22k gold leaf through the artisan craft of gilding.

Immersive experience

Arianne and Ilaria with the ORIGIN collection desire to create an immersive experience where the customer takes a journey in a world of art. Together they have worked on the concept of using fashion illustration to showcase the jewellery, enchanting their beauty and uniqueness. In this way, the ORIGIN collection becomes not only a form of wearable art thanks to the exceptional jewellery, but also a vehicle that allows people to enter a magical world where the fashion illustrations become pieces of art ready to be hanged on your walls. In this way, the original fashion illustrations created with cut-outs from magazines and recycled textile not only have the purpose of showcasing the ORIGIN jewellery collection but also become limited edition archival prints that can be used to adorn people’s homes.