“Stones and Bones is a collection of wearable art, inspired by my avid interest in the beauty of decaying natural found objects and the revival of memento mori jewellery in a contemporary context.

The essence of these departed creatures are captured in precious metal and then adorned with gemstones to allow them an immortal rebirth.”

~Madeli Viljoen

PROMEROPIDAE RING VAR I

[Oxidised sterling silver, copper plating, amethyst, brown topaz]

PROMEROPIDAE RING VAR II

 [Oxidised sterling silver]

PROMEROPIDAE RING VAR III

[Oxidised sterling silver]

PROMEROPIDAE RING VAR IV

[Oxidised sterling silver, natural garnet]

FLEUR-DE-LIS STACKRING

 [Oxidised sterling silver]

PROMEROPIDAE PENDANT VAR I

[Oxidised sterling silver]

PROMEROPIDAE PENDANT VAR II

[Oxidised sterling silver, natural black pearls]

PROMEROPIDAE PENDANT VAR III

 [Oxidised sterling silver, Natural onyx beads, copperplating, natural opal]

PROMEROPIDAE PENDANT VAR IV

[Oxidised sterling silver]

PROMEROPIDAE PENDANT VAR V

[Oxidised sterling silver, handcarved bone beads]

PROMEROPIDAE PENDANT VAR VI

 [Oxidised sterling silver, natural pink pearls, cream pearls]

PROMEROPIDAE PENDANT VAR VII

[Oxidised sterling silver, natural white baroque pearls]

PROMEROPIDAE PENDANT VAR VIII

[Oxidised sterling silver, 925 Foxtail chain]

RATBIRD NECKPIECE

 [Oxidised sterling silver, labradorite beads, natural faceted smokey quarts]

FLEUR-DE-LIS CROSS PENDANT

[Sterling silver, natural moonstones]

BONES CROSS PENDANT

[Oxidised sterling silver]

FANTASY WINGED BRACELET

 [Oxidised sterling silver, aventurine, vesuvianite, hematite, labradorite, chrysoprase, moonstone]

FLEUR-DE-LIS EARRINGS

[Oxidised sterling silver, natural green amethyst briolettes]

PROMEROPIDAE CLAW EARRINGS VAR I

[Oxidised sterling silver, Opals]

PROMEROPIDAE CLAW EARRINGS VAR II

 [Oxidised sterling silver]

BONES CROSS EARRINGS

[Oxidised sterling silver, natural ruby briolettes]

CREDITS:

*Models - Lloyd van Schalkwyk & Paul Eloff

*Photography & Editing - Magdalena Viljoen