June 16, 2017

Forget about classical earrings necklaces and rings, jewelry designer Joanne Tan wants you to express your true self with conceptual pieces that talk about desires and perceptions. Her collection called “Not your average beauty” is a series of handmade facial ornaments inspired by radical tribal jewelry. Graduate at Central Saint Martins, Joanne . T, as she call herself on social networks, fights today’s media’s idealization of beauty and modern obsession with plastic surgery. Her pieces are made with 18 carat yellow gold, diamonds and pearls and include nose cuffs, clips and facial frames: they were designed according to facial anatomies of both Asians and Westerners.

The radical tribal jewelry of Joanne Tan 
Design: Joanne . T
Credits: images via @jo_tyf and
Year: 2017