Marina Stanimirovic's Pearls Are Always Grey collection

Marina Stanimirovic launches jewellery made from Corian and gold

Royal College of Art graduate Marina Stanimirovic has paired a precious metal and an acrylic polymer material to create this collection of geometric wearable objects.

Marina Stanimirovic's Pearls Are Always Grey collection

French designer Marina Stanimirovic's Pearls Are Always Grey collection includes unisex brooches, bracelets and necklaces.

The chunky pieces are cut from Corian – a solid-surface material made from an acrylic polymer – using computer numerically controlled (CNC) technology and inlaid with nine-carat gold.

Marina Stanimirovic's Pearls Are Always Grey collection

"I wanted to open a discussion about both precious and non-precious materials, gold and Corian, showing that both are needed to make the design work," Stanimirovic told Dezeen.

Marina Stanimirovic's Pearls Are Always Grey collection

The large flat designs are formed in circular and arch shapes, from wide donut-shaped bracelets to delicate thin necklaces.

Marina Stanimirovic's Pearls Are Always Grey collection

Brass, leather and silk complete the pieces, and both brooches and bracelets are designed to work in pairs, visually connected by the gold lines.

Marina Stanimirovic's Pearls Are Always Grey collection

"Each of the pieces will always have something missing, or the mark of something missing," said the designer. "The golden line becomes the link, or a common space."

Marina Stanimirovic's Pearls Are Always Grey collection

The only exception is the Lonely Bracelet, where the gold is applied in rings around its inner and outer edges.

Marina Stanimirovic's Pearls Are Always Grey collection

The designs are made to order and signed on the reverse by the designer. "I would like people to connect with these pieces and experience them as very intimate objects," said Stanimirovic.

Marina Stanimirovic's Pearls Are Always Grey collection

Stanimirovic studied jewellery design in France for six years before completing a master's degree at the Royal College of Art in London last year.

Marina Stanimirovic's Pearls Are Always Grey collection

Pearls Are Always Grey is her first commercially available collection, which she believes fits into a new adornment style being created by emerging designers.

Marina Stanimirovic's Pearls Are Always Grey collection

"Contemporary jewellery is very different from fashion jewellery or high jewellery," said Stanimirovic. "The young generation is now starting to push contemporary jewellery out of its own world. I am not denying or criticising other types of jewellery, but I am trying to show the public another type of jewellery – another door has to be opened."