• Oxidised Pearl of London
  • Oxidised Pearl of London
  • Oxidised Pearl of London
  • Oxidised Pearl of London
  • Oxidised Pearl of London

Tessa Metcalfe Jewellery

Oxidised Pearl of London


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About The Designer

Tessa Metcalfe was born in Hackney, London where she spent her childhood watching pigeons and developed a deep fascination for the birds.

The Homage collection celebrates 'finding beauty in the gutter'. Inspired by the city of London, the foot of a pigeon is transformed into a beautiful talisman of fine art jewellery. Cast entirely from pigeons feet found from the city's road kill Tessa creates narrative jewellery.

Capturing the hidden beauty of the city it represents, the pigeon inhabitants protect precious pearls within their claws endlessly spinning them in their grasp. The oxidised finish is polished back, revealing the silver underneath, giving highlights to the delicate scaled textured of the feet. The cool smooth pearl stands out inside the gold and silver cage of claws enclosing it. Playfully fitted onto pins the pearl can be turned at your fingertips.

Solid sterling silver, gold plate nails, oxidised finish and a freshwater pearl.

Most of Tessa Metcalfe's Jewellery is Made to Order and can take up to 2 to 3 weeks to be dispatched.

Our Pigeon Jewellery is lovingly packaged in TM's signature hallmark designed boxes with a wax sealed thank-you card.

United Kingdom


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