Metalsmiths for Change

Emily Webster - @mavensjewelry

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  • Regular price $325.00

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This auction starts October 1st at 10am PST and ends October 4th at 10am PST.

This auction takes place on Instagram @metalsmithsforchange.


Item description:

This pendant necklace honors Riah Milton, a young Black trans woman who was killed in early June of this year. The silhouette is reminiscent of Victorian portraits and calls back to the amazing work of artist, Kara Walker. The piece is handcrafted using Sterling and fine silver, 18K yellow gold, blue sapphire and crystal clear quartz. I’ve pierced a side view resembling Riah from the Sterling silver backing, and placed a high-domed clear quartz over it and wrapped it in a fine silver bezel. At the top, I’ve added two 18 karat yellow gold beads, between which sits an ethically-sourced 2.5mm blue sapphire in a bezel setting. An 18 karat yellow gold ring connects the pendant to 30” of blackened rolo chain, no clasp.