The latest collaboration from cult jewellery brand Heart of Bone designer
Emma Abrahams (Melbourne) and fashion designer Tyrone Dylan Susman (Paris) is titled RAW and launches 10.10.18.
The collection consists of 10 one off rings, hand sculpted in the Heart of Bone studio by the pair. Raw incorporates unique crystals, turquoise and minerals cast in solid raw sterling silver. Each stone has been chosen for their beauty and healing powers. Each piece inspired by the qualities of the stone.
We see Black Tibetan quartz shards engulfed in silver flames, a single clear quartz shard rooted in silver tendrils, golden oversized chunks of pyrite rock formations gripped in organic flame formations and Tibetan turquoise and Chalcopyrite set in deep etched and hand carved solid silver.
“Ever since I started Heart of Bone back in 2014 I’ve wanted to create a collection of this nature.” says Emma. “I’m always drawn to the organic beauty of raw unrefined stones for their individuality and integrity. Working on this with Ty has been the most exhilarating and creative thing I’ve done for a long time, as my carving practice at
Heart of Bone is so detailed and intricate. This was a challenge on a whole other level.”
Raw not only celebrates the skills and craftsmanship of two talented designers, but also the depth and beauty of a rare, unique friendship and creative partnership between Emma and Tyrone, who met 20 years ago when Tyrone was just 10, and Emma, 21.
“I first met Ty at a dinner with his parents, who had recently become new friends, and down the stairs came the sweetest little boy. We chatted about what he wanted to do when he grew up, and he said without a doubt he wanted to be a fashion designer. He then fetched his sketchbook, and over the dinner table, I taught him about fashion illustration and the world of haute couture.”
“We sketched for hours. I loved him straight away for his raw talent, ambition and his clear vision for his future. That was the beginning of a life long friendship – a friendship that’s shaped both of us into the people we are today. Before leaving for Paris last year (where Tyrone now works as a designer for Rick Owens) Ty pulled out that original sketch book that he’d kept all these years without telling me! Collaborating with him has been a fusion of so much creative energy and love. These pieces are a creative culmination of our life journey.”
“When Em started Heart of Bone we shared a studio space in Prahran, and before I left for Paris we had spoken about doing something like this together” says Tyrone, 29. “So when she picked me up from the airport on this recent trip home and floated the idea of a collaboration, it didn’t take long to convince me. I could see the pieces in my mind even before we began. We came up the entire concept that night and started in the studio the next morning.”
“The title for the collaboration RAW just jumped out at us given the nature of the stones we had selected and the way each piece was carved by us both in unison in the studio. Our friendship has been an incredible journey together for many years, so working with my best friend creating these powerful forms and stones has been one the most fulfilling creative projects in my career so far. As a designer and pattern maker, learning to work with the wax and silver was a surprisingly natural extension of those skills. Watching our vision come to life in solid form is amazing.”
RAW is available exclusively at heartofbone.com and launches on 10.10.18
Prices range from $320- $980 and there is already an extensive wait list for these collectible pieces.