For the Wear LACMA: 50th Anniversary Edition, Anita Ko has created this stunning walnut and pavé diamond small pendant set into 18-karat gold.
Anita Ko launched her fresh and modern jewelry collection in 2006. Her unique contemporary designs employ micro-pavé diamonds, 18-karat gold, and vibrant semiprecious stones. Ko’s whimsical approach to design is evident in her use of geometric shapes and animals, and she finds inspiration for her pieces in her embrace of the Los Angeles lifestyle.
Ko was inspired by Samuel Alapai Kahanamoku’s Duke Kahanamoku’s Surfboard from the 1920s, seen here. The pendant shape resembles the nose of a surfboard.
Wear LACMA: 50th Anniversary Edition: Wear LACMA is an art and fashion project featuring limited-edition pieces created by some of Los Angeles’s top designers and inspired by the museum’s permanent collection and exhibitions. These one-of-a-kind fashion items will be sold at the LACMA stores and through Farfetch.com with all proceeds benefiting the museum. This project was created by LACMA’s Director’s Circle.
- Walnut and micro-pavé diamonds set in 18-kt gold
- Pendant: 3/4 x 1/2 in.
- Chain: 18 in.
- Designed and made in California for Wear LACMA