There's many who would call the work of a fine jewellery art itself (and we'd tend to agree), but German luxury jeweller CADA just proved there's nothing quite like the eye of a true visual artist. For their collection launching exclusively on stylebop.com tomorrow, the brand called in three guns of the art world - Aaron Curry, Andy Hope 1930 and Jonathan Meese - and tasked them with transforming their own unique aesthetic into a jewellery collection. And the results are a sight to behold...
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Texan-born LA-based sculptor Aaron Curry parlayed his vision into a series of exquisite statement cocktail rings cast in 18kt white, yellow and rose gold, and decorated them with diamonds, sapphires and gemstones. Bold, textural and expressive - the Bull, Moon and Cactus rings make for an impressive gift (hint, hint).
Berlin-based mixed media guru Andy Hope 1930 likes to play with historical references in his work, and his line of signet rings merge the classic with the comic book. His Devil Sun and Justice rings are rendered in white rose and yellow gold, and some come with champagne, silvergrey or black diamonds, or rubies for extra bling.
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Lastly, German painter/sculptor/performance artist Jonathan Meese brings his unconventional Art Brut style to life in these raw, almost medieval Roman rings and pendants. Fashioned from 18kt gold, these totemic pieces feature witty names like Diktatur der Kunst (Dicatator of Art) which are taken directly from Meese's previous works.
The CADA Goes Art collection is available exclusively from stylebop.com from December 9.