Did you ever play the shadow game when you were a kid? I played it at night with only one or two lights on – enough to cast large shadows. The only rule was that you absolutely had to stay in the light. This is how it worked, the first person to reach a designated point or area without any part of their body touching or being in a shadow would win. The dark was a dangerous place where scary things would hide, so it wasn’t a place to be. Staying in the light was safe, as long as you were there nothing could harm you.
At some point when you get older your perspective changes. The shadows become a place where you can practice your covert ninja skills, where you can be inconspicuous with feline stealth.
The dark morphed into a familiar place where you couldn’t see me, but I could see you. At night you can be introspective, examine your thoughts, and explore your depths. There your imagination is free from daylight realities. So in the quiet embrace of the shadows you can be yourself, or who you want to be, feel what you want to feel, free of judgement and shame.
The Noir Collection was inspired by those nights that embrace us in a blanket of twilight. Each piece is an expression of our desire to feel the full spectrum of emotions we’re meant to feel. We should revel in our happiness, acknowledge our sadness, and never be afraid to show our true selves. To live a full life we need to know and love who we are in the light and in the dark.
Created in sterling silver the ambiance created by these deep charcoal pieces are delicate yet intense. Forged and patina’d by hand they’re evocative, feminine, and assertive. Reminiscent of vintage blacksmithed iron this collection is versatile with everyday appeal. Each piece has a protective coating of jeweller’s wax that gives them a soft sheen and a long durable life.
Wear Noir to remind you that not everything you find in the dark is negative. Show your strength and embrace the beauty of your dark side. The Noir Collection is available at www.jennifercottreau.com