This ring is part of Hannah Martin’s latest collection, “New Act of Rebellion”, her most ambitious and most gender-fluid to date, described by the designer as “an uncompromising celebration of what it means to be wild.”
She explains the scenario that was the starting point for her creative process: “I imagined an empty-post-party room, destroyed yet still reverberating with energy.”
In this collection, Martin has gone back to her roots, to inspirations of punk, rock n’ roll and androgyny that shaped her launch collection in 2005, so that the safety pin is a recurring feature, as here piercing a perfectly carved and curved dome of malachite.
She wanted to recreate the spontaneity, the DIY character of punk ornaments, as if thrown-together.
Talking of New Act of Rebellion, Martin says, “It is loud and proud and bold – and I wanted it to feel utterly modern. This is a fight against mediocrity, a rage against the mundane.”
British • 1980
London-based Hannah Martin launched her brand, Hannah Martin London, in 2006. Since graduating from Central St. Martins, and training at the bench in Cartier’s workshops, she has developed her signature heavy metal, rock n’ roll style, translated through meticulous craftsmanship and fine materials. This powerful contemporary edge has brought her to the attention of heritage brands, including Chaumet and Louis Vuitton, for whom she has created fine and High Jewellery collections. Way ahead of her time, Hannah has always focused on androgyny, jewels for men that women want to wear. She is known for her limited edition sculptural, monumental gold bangles, for powerful jewels, expressing counter-culture, the punk movement, gender fluidity: Rebel Rocks.