Yannick Mur: Plexivoires

Plexivoires is a jewelry collection by Yannick Mur using vegetable ivory or corozo with bits of plexiglass and fine stones. Before designing jewelry, Mur was an accomplished ballerina who switched over to jewelry design after a trip to Rajasthan.

An interesting note on her use of vegetable ivory/corozo "Vegetable ivory is attractive both from an environmentalist and a humane perspective, since its use stimulates the local economies and microenterprises in South America, provides an alternative to cutting down rainforests for farming, and prevents elephants from being killed for the ivory in their tusks". (Wiki)

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  1. These pieces remind me a bit of my friend Simon's work. He embeds redrocks, dirt and gold in resin or metal. It's a shame he hasn't yet posted pictures of the brooches he's working on at the moment, which look sort of like tiny little aquariums, except what's portrayed inside are road intersections. Here, though, are his dirt rings: , seven-vessel necklace: , and whatu ring: xox erin