Moon Shell Collection
Handmade contemporary Irish designer jewelry by Martina Hamilton. Bespoke suite of stunning pendants and earrings in hallmarked sterling silver, hand plated in sumptuous 22 carat gold.
A moon, worn as if it had been a shell
Washed by time’s waters as they rose and fell
About the stars and broke in days and years. W B Yeats
I've always loved those lines from Yeats' poem Adam's Curse. As a designer I was very struck by the imagery of lunar transits and distant moons, beamed back to us from far flung planets in our solar system. The simplicity of planetary movements, of gravity wells and eclipses began to link together in my mind with the natural textures of sea-polished oyster shells.