An alchemist with a genuine passion for jewels that were ostentatiously shown, described by Voltaire as a man “who knows everything and who never dies”, the 18th Century German occultist Comte Saint-Germain was the starting point for Hannah Martin to go deeper into the ample symbolic resources of the alchemical tradition. Alchemy and masonry symbols which created a very peculiar and interesting aesthetic mix when embedded in imagery of the London underground rock and punk scene. It is actually very rare to see 18 Carat gold, sapphires and rubies appear under such sexy, seductive and subversively luxurious design proposals as in Hannah’s collections. Strongly sharp and masculine, the brand is described by her as “jewellery for men that girlfriends will steal”. Amusingly said, to contrast with the decisive character of her work.
The Comte’s Pyramid Ring – from the collection: The Man Who Knows Everything – 18 Ct Rose Gold, Orange Sapphires, Magenta Sapphires and Rubies, finished with Black Rhodium.
Spur Ring Pavé Silver – from the collection: It’s Only Rock n’ Roll – Sterling Silver with Black Diamonds
Imperial Eagle Icon Ring – from the collection: Vincent – Solid Sterling Silver
Shaman’s Triangle Ring Silver – from the collection: The Man Who Knows Everything – Solid Sterling Silver
Vincent’s Signet Facet Ring – from the collection: Vincent – 18 Ct Yellow Gold, Black Onyx and Diamond
Spiked Ring Black – from the collection: Its Only Rock n’ Roll – solid 18 Ct Yellow Gold with Rubies, finished with Black Rhodium.
Also definitely worth watching, a video about Hanna’s design and manufacturing process: