New Acrostic Collection
Negar Khatami has just launched her new Acrostic collection, in which she has put a modern and sophisticated twist on an age-old literary device. These unique and exquisite pieces are cast in 14K gold and set with hand-selected precious stones. The first of each stone represents that same letter in the alphabet, thus enabling the wearer to sport a hidden word or phrase in an acrostic fashion.
Note that each elegant, diamond-shaped pendant is adorned with a different precious stone, instilling the collection with a timeless quality. You can view and purchase this collection online, and choose from a variety of colorful, premium quality gemstones using our drop-down menu. Any number of these pendants can be stacked onto their delicate 14K gold chain, creating a multicoloured, shimmering message
With this collection, Khatami draws on an ancient tradition that has been used to convey underlying messages for over 3000 years. The acrostic form can be traced back to the original Hebrew Bible, in a series of poetic laments for the destruction of Jerusalem, then later on in medieval literature, where one can find several examples the acrostic being employed to highlight the name of a poet or his patron. Below, you may find a page from an illuminated medieval psalter, praying for the peace of Jerusalem. The author has bolded and coloured several of the letters in the passage to highlight an acrostic message for the reader.
Once again, Khatami’s has imagined a collection is imbued with meaning. It continues a tradition of subtly disclosing veiled secrets and desires. The wearer creates the significance behind the piece of his or her choosing, making this gift all the more personal and thoughtful.
At times, it is the simplicity in which we express love for one another that brings us the most joy, and with the holiday season just around the corner, this is the perfect time to get your loved one something especially meaningful. Surprise those that mean the most to you with a secret message spelled out in precious stone. The Acrostic collection makes for an ideal Christmas or birthday present. Please allow two to three weeks for the completion of your order, as every piece is hand-made in our studio.