Let's take a deep breath and turn our gaze to modernity. But, as always, let's look at unusual modernity. Take a look at this misty blob at the center of this Boucheron necklace.
Some say that the hallmark of an artist is the ability to create something out of nothing.
Creative director Claire Shuang designed a one-of-a-kind airgel necklace to highlight the delicate properties of the material (it's 98% air), while protecting it with a nearly 2,5-inch clear rhinestone pendant in the shape of a teardrop.
Airgel, the ultra-light material that NASA uses both to capture stardust like a sponge and to insulate its Mars rover, is as close to zero as it gets. Space Age material described as "solid smoke"
The substance captures and reflects the ethereal spectrum of light: it can appear white, blue, and sometimes almost invisible.
The airgel pendant can be removed and worn in other, less flashy configurations. A simple silk cord is included. Simply put, the decoration is made almost out of thin air/
The antipode of Boucheron’s “air” necklace can be called the crystal dial of the Ulysse Nardin Tourbillon Free Wheel watch, which is made on the basis of the heaviest element - osmium
Truly out-of-this-world trinkets are David Yurman's jewelry made from pieces of the 4-billion-year-old Gibeon meteorite!
The Gibeon iron meteorite was found in southern Africa. Discovered in 1836, fell to Earth about 500 years ago. The time of the meteorite's fall is unknown. Age about 000 billion years. It was first discovered by the Nama tribe, who used individual pieces to make weapons and tools. 4,6 tons of debris were found.
A small gallery of the Meteorite collection, David Yurman:
Why are high-speed aircraft needed? In order to make rings out of them.
These are modern advanced technologies in the field of jewelry: diamonds are made from dust, necklaces are made from air, rings are made from military equipment!