I have been following Pamela Love's work for some months. I was drawn immediately to the gothic and dark imagery, an almost Victorian preoccupation with curiosities, things better seen in history museums than cast in silver and gold. I had toyed with the idea of purchasing any number of things: the hummingbird skull necklace, the talons, the strange rings that curve and curl around your fingers. Ultimately, the price tag and lack of person-to-object contact kept me away.
Last night, as luck (?) would have it, I arrived in on 14th street with time to kill before dinner and decided to hide from the wind in Jeffrey (how convenient!). While their clothing is what is expected of any high-end boutique, Lanvin, Balenciaga, Marni, etc., it is their jewelry collection that sets them apart. It is well edited and full of exquisite pieces, mostly fine jewelry, that defies the standard for what should be paveed in diamonds. Jade Jagger for Garrard, Aurelie Biderman, and Pamela Love are just a few of the collections.
I was impressed by the life of the Pamela Love pieces, mostly sterling silver. They were lyrical, sculptural, weighty. Despite the darkness there was a certain light, fun to her work.
I ultimately decided on a pair of earrings that look like talons, like small sculptures, I am in love.
Please visit her website and explore. To buy her work is to buy and wear art.