Thirteenth is a collection of fine and contemporary jewelry designed and produced by Yeonji Anj Kim (김연지).
The name: Thirteenth
The philosophy of Kintsugi; the art of mending broken ceramic pieces with lacquer and gold. Thanks to the broken seams gilded with gold, the scars become elegant details and elevate itself into an art object. This philosophy resonated with Anj as she takes a similar approach to her craft. Her aesthetic embraces flaws and imperfections, hence the name Thirteenth (it's also Anj's birthdate.) The language of the collection lies in synthesis of sculptural silhouette, deliberately imperfect surface textures, and asymmetry; conveying the idea of being proud of our broken parts and embracing our scars. Anj hope her jewelry can be a reminder to for the wearer that we are whole and beautiful the way we are with or without our imperfections, march to the beat of your own drum, make your own luck, and embrace your oddity.