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Eyes On Me Piercing, from Gold Vein Fall / Winter 2014 collection, 2014

This is a Eyes on Me piercing. It was designed by Delfina Delettrez.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Delfina Delettrez as part of Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial.

It is dated 2014. Its medium is gold, white diamonds, black diamonds, blue sapphires, emeralds, rubies, freshwater pearls.

Three iconic eyes dangle from this provocative piercing adornment. A luminous pearl anchors the sequence at the top, and two additional pearls provide spacing between the eyes. The resulting ornament that is both witty and provocative.Delettrez is a fourth-generation member of the Fendi family, whose work takes inspiration from surrealism.

It is credited Courtesy of Delfina Delettrez.

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This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial.

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