Jewelry Containing Living Plants Available for Purchase
The eco-friendly rings, necklaces and brooches are the creation of Colleen Jordan
Provided that it is true what they say that an accessory speaks loads about its wearer's personality, then greenheads might prove quite interested in the idea of acquiring a piece of jewelry made not with your run-off-the-mill precious stones and the like, but with living plants.The necklace pictured next to this article is the creation of Atlanta-based industrial designer Colleen Jordan, who likes to refer to it and other pieces of jewelry of its kind as “wearable planters.”
According to Daily Mail, the necklaces, rings, brooches and other accessories that said 26-year-old designer makes and markets are basically very small vases that can be carried around and that have been pieced together in such a way that they can accommodate various plants inside them.
The vases are 3D printed, and Colleen Jordan details that the plants grown inside them come in a variety of shapes and colors. Flowers and ferns are just two of the options that the designer offers her customers.
In case anyone is wondering just how safe sporting one such piece of jewelry is as far as keeping one's outfit for the day dirt-free is concerned, it must be said that the vases are drip-proof.
Consequently, the designer says that folks need not be worried about getting their clothes dirty.
The necklaces, rings and brooches, described as “jewelry for green thumbs” by Colleen Jordan, are available for purchase on Etsy. They sell for $22 - $45 (€16.09 - €32.92), so some might think them to be a tad pricey. Then again, others might say that they are well worth the money.
Speaking to the press, the designer explained that she set the basis for this project while studying at Georgia Tech. Interestingly enough, this collection was a side project for her.
As she put it, “I wasn’t really happy with my final project for school so started on my own side project.” Furthermore, “I'm just really excited when anyone likes them.”