Deconstructed Minimalist Jewellery From Black De Ville
Creating well-made men’s jewellery that’s unique and boundary-pushing, yet wearable and able to withstand the test of time is no mean feat. One Australian brand that’s managed to do it though (and do it well), is Black De Ville.
Since the brand’s beginnings in 2013, designer Harley Woolven has been taking minimal shapes and styles and, inspired by his surroundings, turning them up a notch. Made in Black De Ville’s Sydney studio using high quality 925 sterling silver, Woolven takes the clean lines we’ve come to know and love from modern, everyday rings and cuffs, and adds an unconventional edge.
Following on with this signature style is the Black De Ville SS18 collection: Beautiful Drkness. As with previous collections, Woolven’s inspiration has been drawn from nature, particularly strong and earthy textures not usually associated with jewellery. This is reflected in the latest designs, with pieces such as the Exposed Cuff ring featuring over-exposed textured edges, and the Vloed and Coel rings topped with details that subtly resemble flowing water and broken coral.
Those with a penchant for the super minimal are catered for too. Take the Diagonal Ligne ring, for example, a large circle signet featuring a fine black line, providing a subtle twist to the classic style. Then there’s the thin, simple stackable rings that still carry a touch of Black De Ville’s unmatched personality through their slightly misshapen forms, or sleek cuffs with fine line detailing.
As every ring and cuff is handcrafted, each piece from Black De Ville is different from the last, making this a brand that’s unique in more ways than one.