Cowrie Shell Pendant Necklace Brass by MATTER OF FAKT
A natural white cowrie shell encased in a brass setting.
THE COWRIE SHELL
Cowrie shells are thought to represent the Goddess of protection which is very powerful and connected with the strength of the ocean. Throughout Africa, the cowrie symbolizes the power of one’s true destiny as well as prosperity. It is an adornment that always inspires admiration, respect and awe.
MATTER OF FAKT IS A CULMINATION OF WHIMSICAL MEMORIES COMBINED WITH AN APPRECIATION OF CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN ADORNMENTS.
The look and feel of the raw stone pieces is distinctly avant-garde where the promise of freedom and hedonism is equally as intoxicating as the dreamlike African landscapes this bespoke jewellery is inspired from.
Founded in November 2013 by designer Mary-Anne Grobler, Matter of Fakt was the result of what seemed to be Mary-Anne’s perpetual (and disappointing) search for the show-stopping, larger-than-life, natural-stone statement ring.
Mary-Anne took inspiration from the African desert and its hidden natural quartz stones and crystals, discoveries she made whilst spending much time as a young girl daydreaming amongst the sand dunes of the Namib Desert when holidaying with her grandparents.
And so Matter of Fakt is a culmination of Mary-Anne’s whimsical childhood memories, combined with an appreciation of contemporary African adornments.
The Matter of Fakt collection is comprised of Raw Stones and Crystal necklaces, rings and bracelets encased in brass and a smaller range of designs in silver.
The inaugural collection garnered much acclaim by South Africa’s creative-who’s-who at the 2014 Design Indaba.
In October of the same year, Matter of Fakt’s second collection, Mirage, launched. It features new colours and shapes,
inspired by the tempestuous beaches and desert landscapes of the West Coast of Southern Africa.