If you’re in New York in July, you’ll want to make a beeline
for the H.Stern shop on Fifth Avenue at 51st Street. This is where
you’ll see, in person, the five jeweled ring interpretations of characters from
Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland,
* Cheshire cat, a blue enameled 18k gold figure (with a
smile of fluorescent paint that glows in the dark) roosted on gold branches
dusted with diamonds.
* Mushroom Forest, enameled
18k gold fungi in colors and patterns—some diamond accented—that mimic the
effects of live toadstools.
Topiary perched on a double-band ring featuring enameled gold leaves.
* Living Flowers in
* And the
Jabberwocky, a dragon that terrorized Wonderland and was recreated in black
gold and diamonds.
Each piece highlights segments of the film’s storyline, shedding
light on Alice’s voyage through Wonderland.
The pieces are on
display in the H.Stern flagship store until July 31, when they take off for a
world tour of other H.Stern stores around the globe.
An H.Stern spokesperson told JCK that about 12 pieces had already been
ordered in Brazil, but none yet in the States. “Each piece is a special order
that takes eight months to make,” she explained. According to H.Stern, Disney
approached the Brazilian brand to create pieces inspired by the film, and the
New York store just received the samples last Monday.
All five styles come
in two sizes—human and big—and are available worldwide starting at $4,500 for the former and $20,000 for the latter. The big
rings are, well, just that—big, featuring massive motifs topside—and H.Stern
refers to them as “extraordinary concept pieces.” (They’ll still fit regular
fingers just fine.) And the human size? Those models will appeal to the non-Wonderland
residents who actually might want to wear them IRL.
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