Chewing Gum Pearls
'Chewing Gum Pearls' is a three-part collection of contemporary jewellery that is playfully inspired by chewing gum!
Throughout the collection beautiful freshwater baroque pearls are used to represent these squished up pieces of chewing gum! Discarded chewing gum is conventionally seen as gross and unremarkable. However each time somebody squishes up a used piece of gum, an entirely unique shape and form is created. In this way each piece of old gum can be interpreted as a unique and rare jewel.
Baroque Pearls are synonymous with notions of luxury, regality and fine jewellery, so juxtaposing them with the idea of used chewing gum is a fun and playful way to subvert traditional notions of value. The collection features a mixture of both white and pink freshwater baroque pearls. The white pearls are set in sterling silver and represent the chewing gum flavour 'Spearmint'. The pink pearls are set in rose gold plated sterling silver and represent the flavour 'Bubblegum'. Every pearl within the collection has been hand selected by Ambrin to ensure each resembles a wonderful piece of squished up gum! All pieces are handmade by Ambrin.