A collection of handmade facial ornaments inspired by radical tribal jewellery that aims to combat the media’s idealisation of beauty and the modern obsession with plastic surgery. Ranging from nose cuffs to clips and facial frames, the jewellery allow wearers to customise their appearance at will, empowering them through enhancement rather than modification of their natural features.
Constructed with 18 carat yellow gold, diamonds and pearls, each piece is uniquely designed with varied structures, scaled accordingly to fit the multitude of facial anatomies of both Asian and Western societies. Thin gold wire frames highlight the wearer’s delicate features, while diamonds and pearls add an elaborate touch that draws attention to imperfect attributes.
Not your average beauty, a collection hoping to raise awareness about the pressures of today’s beauty standards by offering a viable alternative that celebrates individuality and improving existing imperfections. The jewellery challenges wearers’ insecurities by enhancing their dissatisfying facial features as an act of embracing their flaws.