More news about Alice In Wonderland jewelry may be a bit ‘tired’ at this juncture – I’ve been tracking it since last year when Tom Binns announced he was bejeweling an Alice line. But I just caught a glimpse of these H. Stern couture cocktail ring creations and had to share them with you.
Of course they are all limited edition and by special order only (i.e. only celebrities and ‘friends of’ will be able to get their hands on them) but I find H. Stern’s interpretation to be the best of the lot (Yup. Even better than Binns, Stella McCartney and Swarovski).
The collection consists of five signature rings – each inspired by the natural world of Wonderland vs. the more literal icons that have shown up in other collections (hearts, tea cups, etc.)
Which one is your favorite? I’ll tell you mine at the end of the post…
(Descriptions from the H. Stern website)
Cheshire Cat: The Chesire Cat ring was reproduced in detail in a small sculpture of gold dipped in blue enamel, and is seen stretched out on a smattering of gold and diamond branches. The golden cat’s smile received a special treatment and, as in the film, glows in the dark.
Topiary Garden: The film shows plants artistically cut out in topiary technique forming a magnificent garden. This scenario led the H.Stern designers to create a bird made of hundreds of golden leaves, soldered one by one and covered by green enamel.
Living Flowers: The roses in Alice’s garden are now sculptured in Noble Gold, and thanks to the finish in enamel, gain a tone of dark purple, which contrasts with delicate buttons sprinkled with diamonds.
Mushroom Forest: The Forest of mushrooms where Alice wanders in the film inspired the creation of this enameled gold ring in colors and textures carefully chosen to represent the natural forms. In order to reproduce the tones used in the film, dozens of colors were tested until the ideal tone for each piece was achieved. The texture of the real toadstools is seen not only on the outside of the ring but also on the inside. Some are covered with diamonds.
Jabberwocky: The intriguing dragon that terrifies Wonderland gave origin to an impressive ring with a gothic look in the style of Tim Burton. The body of the dragon is represented with black gold and diamonds on a double-band ring.
So ok. These aren’t the kind of rings you can wear to the office – but if I had to choose just one, I don’t think I could resist the charms of a glow-in-the-dark Chesire Cat grin amongst those gorgeously intricate tree limbs in that first entry.
How about you? Which one would you like to bring home if you had to choose?