Supernova Cuff Bracelet by Meredith Young


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Specs: Set in 18k gold, this hinged cuff features .402 ctw of diamonds. A supernova results when the core of a massive star collapses and explodes on itself resulting in a brilliant burst of energy. It marks the end of a stars life and the begining of its new form. In the same way, this cuff celebrates transitions and phases of life. The diamonds graduate in size in order to depict this outward movement of light and material.

Story: This stunning bracelet is part of Meredith Young's Controlled Chaos collection. As the oxymoron suggests, the Controlled Chaos Collection plays stability off instability. Different sized baguettes and rounds are used in arrangements that can be grasped in a single glance. For example, these forms come together in a single plane like a circle, faceted stone or organic geode shape. This kind of visual grounding allows the layout to stabilize only a moment before the composition of diamonds complicates the idea of a pattern. Often times, the diamonds only move partially around another material or shape to imply a type of destabilized order in progress. Like the chaos theory, Meredith sought to create an aesthetic system that hinted at order even if it was just a whisper.