From prêt-a-porter fashion to green-a-porter bling, nature is the newest must-have accessory. Icelandic product design phenom Hafsteinn Juliusson has created a modern line of jewelry that allows the urban dweller to carry a bit of nature around with them.
Growing Jewelry brings together two seemingly opposing themes - couture and organism - to create an eye-attracting, thought-provoking, conversation-inspiring product that both draws nature toward man, and hopefully, man towards nature.
For the less green-thumbed, there is a faux-moss option from Seattle-based Adorn Jewelry, available from Etsy for a reasonable price, but then again, it’s unclear how green faux moss actually is. Extreme nature bling enthusiasts might appreciate artist and designer Marta Lwin’s skin art. Her epiSkin jewelry combines technology and design to create nature-made, computer generated, dyed, wearable epithelial cells.
Diamonds are so yesterday. Today, it’s moss. And skin.