There’s something about seeing the phases of the moon laid out in a line that feels so enchanting, and equally comforting.
It’s something of a novelty as of late for fashion brands to incorporate it into their offerings—I’ve seen several T-shirts and the like with the phases somehow presented, whether artfully or in a more straightforward manner. My 4-year-old, on the other hand, has a riff on the moon’s phases, but instead of the celestial body, it has doughnuts in varying degrees of consumption. (I tried explaining the concept, but all she really cares about is that her T-shirt is pink and that it has doughnuts on it.)
Despite some of the cool moon-phase pieces I’ve seen on the market, I’ve never been entranced by anything as much as Lindsey Scoggins’ latest creation.
Designed to light up the arm with pavé diamond moons (some of the crescent moons are even dotted with tiny stars), the custom bracelet in rose gold uses pattern repetition to make it look like the phases are continuous around the wrist.
Twenty-two individual castings were soldered together and set with 175 pavé diamonds for a piece that, from sketch to CAD, casting to soldering, and finally, assembling, took 10 weeks to complete.
The jewelry industry loves its celestial styles, with stars especially winning over customers endlessly and reliably. But the moon is a popular icon, too, and in this case is the headliner of a design that’s not only seen, but experienced. You’re getting far more than just a familiar symbol with Scoggins’ piece.
Maybe it’s the novelty of living in the country after being in a city for so long, but it’s been over a year, and I still have yet to tire of the view of the moon from my bed at night. Sometimes, it’s so big and bright it keeps me awake, and yet that’s not a complaint. The moon often feels like an old friend, offering the security of a night-light as I drift off to sleep—it makes sense why the moon is featured so heavily in so many children’s books.
Needless to say, I’m over the moon for this beauty.
Top: Custom moon phases bracelet in 18k rose gold with 2 cts. t.w. diamonds, $24,000; Lindsey ScogginsFollow JCK on Instagram: @jckmagazine
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