"I will take you to your deepest darkness," the guide had said.
Inspired by mourning jewellery this necklace acknowledges that without dying of the old self there is no growth. When lost in the underworld and every turn seems only to lead deeper into blacker night it may give hope to remember that the deepest darkness is fertile and hides seeds and treasures that can be found nowhere else in the world.
The silk here was dyed to a rich, purplish almost-black with a tinge of rust. It's the sort of black that's full of colour. Crow wings in the sun sort of black. It's glimmering and heavy with an encrustation of almost black beads like the precious ore that has to be mined, painfully and slowly. Two vintage faceted black eggs mark the two sides of the chain.