Story-telling jewellery: State Property’s new Unfold collection
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Who says literature and jewellery have nothing in common? Because the tastemakers will have you know that behind every piece of finery is a tale that weaves inspiration and emotion into one exquisite package. Working this very aesthetic is State Property with its latest collection, Unfold, so named after literary masterpieces that are real page-turners. An invitation to delve deeper and uncover the layers, the 7-piece edit is poetic yet classic, lovingly handworked using 18K rose gold and precious South Sea pearls — the latter a first to be incorporated into State Property.
Likened to chapters in a story, the collection has playful word associations that see pieces with monikers such as 'Rhyme' and 'Allegory' — the earrings and the lapel pin respectively — and each design carries a depth that's more than meets the eye. The Anaphora statement necklace can be detached and re-attached to wear multiple ways; the Portmanteau ring sports surprising curves (and stands on its own); the Cadence earrings has a tactility that beckons one to give it a touch. Additionally, Unfold counts in its lineup a pair of cufflinks that marks the homegrown label's foray into men's accessories. This is versatility and discovery to wear ad infinitum.
The Unfold collection is available online and at the State Property atelier at 81 McNair Road.