DEMETER'S CHOKER - sterling silver and 22k yellow gold choker
Sterling silver and 22k gold choker 18cm diameter with a high polish interior and the same raw, twig-like texture as the cuff from casting. Made in two symmetrical halves with branches from the same silver tree as the cuff, organised from small to large sections from back to front of the torque. The two halves are connected in the back by a hinge carved out from the two smallest silver segments. Each silver branch is connected by a gold segment carved to create a seamless wire. The front ends of the choker are capped with small gold segments and left unclasped so that the necklace’s shape changes as the wearer moves.An expansion on her cuff, the thin, simple silhouette of this choker speaks of the delicate balance of the seasons as explained by Demeter’s emotions in the myth “the rape of Persephone”.