I’m a sucker for faces in jewellery and these have been a popular element, especially in Georgian and Victorian times. This piece is quite contemporary, though it does draw on antiquity. By Anthony Lent, he explains, “The Golden Mean, a proportion famous since antiquity for being aesthetically pleasing. It has also been observed throughout the natural world, the magic number behind structures as miniscule as DNA and as vast as galaxies. The Brickface also happens to fall into this perfect proportion While all the while evoking strength and solidity.”
The pendant is rendered in 18k yellow gold, with .03 carat total diamond weight for the eyes. It sells for USD$2,300.