Designer Genes by Christine Sadler
Designer Genes is a playful name for this collection of jewellery that is inspired by the double helix. The discovery and decoding of DNA has been perhaps the most important biological work of the last 100 years and it has revealed fascinating facts about our relationships with our immediate family and ancestors. It wasn't a symbol for family until our generation and that makes a gift from this collection extra special.
Our DNA is not visible to the naked eye, just like our family bond but we know that it is there. The beautiful twisted ladder shape of the structure of the double helix in these designs is an elegant way to bring to life this invisible bond.
This necklace has three designer genes links spaced out between the elliptical silver links. The elliptical links alternate between two different sizes, the larger being 15mm long and the smaller one 12mm. Each designer genes link is 26mm long. The link at the front is solid 9ct rose gold, it is not plated. The rest of the necklace other than the rose gold designer genes link is sterling silver.
The necklace is 43cm long in total but it can be made in any length and can have as many or as few links in silver or rose gold as you like. The designer genes links are also available in yellow gold or platinum.