Chilies in glassy material from the new collection of Yvone Christa ♦ ︎
An aquatic chili. Does this seem like a contradiction? Yet the Chili Peppers collection by Yvone Christa, a New York brand created by the two Swedish designers, is made using aqua lemuria (in italian language acqua means water). We bet that many do not know what aqua lemuria is. It is a very pale green-blue glassy material, similar to obsidian. Aqua lemuria is produced with volcanic ash in the mountainous region of Sumatra, Indonesia and is associated, for those who want to believe, with benefits for the body and mind. It is good to know, however, that it is not a stone, but a kind of glass.
In the case of the Chili Peppers collection, the elements of aqua lemuria are cut with the shape of the spicy vegetable to become earrings or pendants mounted on silver filigree or leather laces. Price: between 200 and 250 euros. Lavinia Andorno