Jacob & Co launches ‘Safety Pin Collection’
Aside from its sought-after power to enhance beauty, express individuality and display status, precious jewelry has historically served to protect its wearers. Precious stones, often regarded as talismans, were thought to cure disease, attract love and avert disaster. This new, inventive collection plays off the notion of protection, and reimagines the symbolism and superstitions associated with the common safety pin. With Jacob & Co.’s safety pin collection, the everyday item, discretely worn in various cultures to keep evil at bay, undergoes a riveting transformation into an object of bejeweled elegance.
A cuff bracelet, in 18 karat rose or white gold, pavé set with white diamonds or vibrant blue or pink sapphires, adopts the traditional shape of the safety pin to wrap it protectively around the wrist of its wearer. Earrings descend from the lobe toward a clasp embellished with setting of stones. The safety pin itself pierces the ear, foregoing the need for an additional attachment. Golden safety pin clasps are set with diamonds.
From left: Bracelet with pavé rubies, 2.71 total carats, in 18 karat rose gold. Bracelet with pavé white diamonds, 2.37 total carats, in 18 karat rose gold. Bracelet with pavié pink sapphires, 2.60 total carats, in 18 karat rose gold. Bracelet with pavé white diamonds, 2.37 total carats, in 18 karat white gold. Earrings with pavé rubies, 1.65 total carats, in 18 karat rose gold. Earrings with pavé white gold diamonds, 1.23 total carats, in 18 karat rose gold.