The shape of the Torus Collection was inspired by Chinese ping an kou amulets. Ping an kou are ring-shaped jade pendants said to bring good fortune and protection to the wearer. The circular shape represents harmony and wholeness, and, to me, inclusion, unity, femininity, connection, and vision.
Color for this collection was inspired by the painting Woman in a Chemise (1906) by André Derain. The artist was experimenting with color in new ways, taking it beyond a descriptive function and instead using it to describe emotional states.
The woman in the painting is assured and comfortable in herself; contemplative and confident. It’s what’s coming from within her—and the artist’s use of color to express that—that’s magnetic.
The Torus necklace is a statement piece that will elevate any outfit. Go all the way with a bright color, or keep it low-key with a pastel or clear. The necklace slips easily on and off over the head.
Glass: 5-7 cm diameter
Natural leather cord
Hangs as a ~34" necklace
Every Kismet piece is handmade, so please expect (and celebrate!) that yours may differ slightly from the photo.