This is in the end a piece of jewellery. But here you'll find highfired porcelain, stone cutting and polishig, shell cutting and polishing, blacksmith techniques, welding, jewellery stone mounting, polishing, etc.
Garnet (on the lock piece)
Phosphatic porcelain with cobalt oxyde glaze inlay - 1200░C (the back-mounted piece)
Seashell - Black Sea
The sliced seashell is a complex inner structure and this natural architecture has to be protected in a case of metal and ceramic. This is a frozen moment of the elements like a slice of the nature's mineral world. The garnet was crystalized in the planet's fire, the porcelain is sand, clay and oxydes reshaped by extreme fire while the minerals structured in the seashell shape by a living organism are a solid print of the life's forcelines. All these brought together and rearranged through the gold's embrace speak of life, earth, fire, water and air. inside.