It’s time to update your Christmas wishlist. PICHULIK’S Katherine-Mary Pichulik and Maison Mara’s Kelly Withey have combined forces to create their first collaborative collection – a capsule of jewellery designed for mothers and daughters. Honing in on the shared inspiration each woman takes from their mothers, the collection was inspired by the idea of family heirlooms, and the idea of giving something back to those who are inherited from.
‘In the past, mothers passed down their jewellery to their daughters as surety. It gave them a form of security and independence in a world ruled by men. Nowadays that may no longer be the case but we nevertheless wanted the pieces to carry a similar message of empowerment.’ – Withey
Pichulik shaped rope and cast them in brass to create eight pieces that speak of having a history but are also modern, deliberately not using beads, but rather wanting to distill rope to its delicious essence to create pieces that will last forever by casting their form. The colours – various shades of red – were chosen specifically to echo the colour of bloodlines, heirloom roses and love. The knotted rope further speaks of bonds, with the idea that jewellery is passed down from generation to generation, the collection’s leitmotiv is the knot, a symbol of security and longevity. ‘A knot becomes tighter over time until it cannot be undone any more.’
The Pichulik For Maison Mara collection is available at Maison Mara at 5 Jarvis Street, Cape Town and online.