The Cat GemSold Out
3 x 2 x 2 cm, 4.6 g
Sterling Silver, Glass, Resin, Mica Pigment
This collection was inspired by a 1980s poetry Rainbow Bridge. After Yan's best friend, a 14-year-old cat Twilight, left, Yan realized that human's intimate relationships with their beloved pets are irreplaceable.
Yan worked with a combination of innovative and traditional techniques 3D modelling, 3D printing, lost-wax casting, and beading to create this Rainbow Bridge collection. Aside from the traditional material gemstone and metal, Yan also integrates glass and resin to create the one-of-a-kind pet gemstone. It has the potential to hold the pets' remains and serve as memento jewellery. The interplay of light and colour between the transparency and opacity materials serves to increase the overall appearance and subvert the traditional impression of the pet memento.