Aka Stud Earrings

Aka Stud Earrings

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Frantuma is a jewellery collection investigating the traditional coral jewellery production, to understand how sustainable approaches can reframe it for the contemporary marketplace. The aesthetic of the collection is inspired by the history of coral, a material broadly used from ancient times and common in different cultures, from Europe to Asia, to South America and Africa. The title of the collection refers to the by-product of the jewellery production: the raw material need to be cleaned before being carved or shaped in pearls and cabochon. All these small shards of coral form the frantuma, a material that is usually applied to traditional medicaments and luxury cosmetics The collection imagines a future where precious coral is excited and frantuma is re-instated in the production and used in shaping jewellery pieces that preserved the same symbolic and artisanal consistency. The Frantuma collection is made of coral by-product, sterling silver and 18 k gold plated sterling silver.

 

Inspired by the Far East jewellery, Aka is the name of the Corallium Japonicum in Japanese. This species of coral is found mostly in the waters off the Japanese coast, Okinawa and Taiwan at depths of 100-300m. It is also called Moro in Italy and its colour ranges from dark to very dark red.

Giada Giachino Studio is pleased to offer Worldwide Shipping. We create each piece to order, which takes 14-21 working days. Within the UK | £6.95, delivery in 1-2 working days. Worldwide | £15, delivery within 2-3 working days.

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