Jewel of the day: Dandi Maestre Changing Antler Necklace
Colombian born, New York educated and Toronto based designer Dandi Maestre went from a career in graphic design to jewellery. Her inspiration is the natural world and her pieces bloom with shell, bone, horn and semi-precious stones. They have a raw beauty and often, a large scale. She uses colour to great effect though today’s piece is monochromatic.
This necklace is made of shed antler slices, cattle bone circles and flat bone beads and as shown on the model, has a wild, almost tribal look but I can see where it would look almost like an Alexander Calder mobile when worn flatter and not as high on the neck. Available for $650 (currency is unspecified on Maestre’s site).