Juan Castro — 'Relicario III' Earrings in 9ct Gold with Pearl and Red Charms
A pair of exquisite earrings in 9ct gold, adorned with vibrant red charms sourced from a trip to Juan's home country, finished with a bright freshwater pearl.
Juan Castro is a social and cultural anthropologist and artist. The connection between anthropology and contemporary jewellery design arose from his final thesis, which focused on adornments and body modification through different cultures and the way in which it develops in contemporary society. His practice is based on traditional techniques and the inspiration of antique jewellery, all seen from a contemporary point of view.
Castro studied at the University of Seville and completed an Advanced Diploma of Jewellery and Object Design at Melbourne Polytechnic, 2016.
Material: 9ct gold, charms, pearls
Dimensions: approx. 3cm x 2cm