The flat sea urchin - known as pansy shell in South Africa - is said to represent gold coins lost by sea mermaids.
What is it made of?
Gold plated brass
Diameter: 2.5 cm
Made in Paris
Malou Petite Hoops No. 2 Earrings
With their distinctive designs, MAMATER's selection of demi-fine jewellery is available in gold plated silver, vermeil and stainless steel. Theatrical or discreet, sophisticated and sassy, the originality of these pieces creates surprise and wonder.
The French - Togolese jewellery atelier offers an ecclectic yet classic selection of earrings, bracelets and necklaces inspired by modernist west african art in its Le Golfe de Guinée collection, solo earrings inspired by the rainforest, mismatched pairs such as Les Sculptures and ondulating hoops as in the Le Serpent collection.
Made in Paris and in London, these essential pieces are entirely fashioned and finished by hand from biodegradable organic materials and ethically sourced metals.
Long ago, the Serpent spirit created the world and all the gods. They used their 7,000 coils to form the stars and the planets in the heavens and to shape the hills and valleys on earth. They used lightning bolts to forge metals and make the sacred rocks and stones. And when the sun showed through mist settling on the plants and trees, a rainbow was born.
Inspired by a popular myth from the Gulf of Guinea, the Le Serpent collection explores foundational, seductive and minimalist shapes made from metals and awash in the sun.