Shinji Nakaba: Carved pearls

“Oyster pearls are formed when foreign parasites breach the boundaries of its shell. In order to protect itself the oyster covers the intruder with layers of nacre until, to borrow from the poet Clint Smith, “the very thing that was trying to destroy it becomes the thing that makes it most beautiful.” Which is why it’s equally poetic that, in the hands of Japanese jeweler Shinji Nakaba, oyster pearls are turned into morbid yet beautiful skull jewelry.”http://www.spoon-tamago.com/2015/09/02/skull-jewelry-carved-from-pearls-by-shinji-nakaba/

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