Bullet jewellery set to fire fashion passion
The Heritage Collection, a new range of handcrafted brass bullet jewellery, was launched last week at Heritage Suites Hotel. Created exclusively for the boutique hotel, the collection is designed by Saomao founder owner Marie Hill and Ammo Jewelry front-woman Madeline Green.
Green, who has been working with Hill for the last two years, says the collection reflects each of the designer’s unique styles.
“There are two sides to the collection,” she says. “We wanted to offer the customers both the traditional Cambodian style of jewellery, and more of a contemporary fusion, East-meets-West kind of feel.
“So the Saomao collection designed by Marie and her master jewelers references some of the more ancient patterns that Khmers used in the past. For example there’s a pattern called ‘buffalo tooth,’ and a lot of the patterns are directly related to sketches that have been made from Angkor Wat carvings and Apsara dancers’ textiles.”
Hill creates big, dramatic statement pieces, like polished cuffs and necklaces made from flattened bullet brass, with intricate patterns hand-stamped onto them.