Beautiful Beast Jewelry by Martín Azúa
by Harry / July 17, 2014
Repulsion and fascination, insects have exercised a strange fascination for jewelers of all the epochs. Designer Martín Azúa is no exception.

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Details: Beautiful Beast is a golden spider with eight sharp flexible legs. Wearing it is "A temporal piercing which incorporates pain as an unavoidable aspect of the jewel." says Azúa.


"The process of fastening is almost surgical, the skin is disinfected, it is applied and it is removed with a small mechanical artefact. The process is not free of danger and pain. Beauty hurts and requires an act of bravery and submission. The jewel possesses and controls you as the spider with its prey."


"Normally jewels are kind objects, but in this case they have a different role; it is something dangerous to be handled with great care."


"A collection of special objects, which provide unconventional relationships with users, tell and generate stories. Objects have an influence on our behavior, they are active agents and not mere instruments. The rituals that govern these relationships can be as absurd as transcendental."


Designed by Martín Azúa and made by jeweler Roc Majoral / Majoral.



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