Damien Hirst Unveils Collection of Pill-Shaped Jewelry

Damien Hirst, Pill Ring, the Cathedral Collection. Photo: Damien Hirst and Other Criteria.
Damien Hirst, Pill Ring, the Cathedral Collection. Photo: Damien Hirst and Other Criteria.

Damien Hirst’s latest line of jewelry from Hoorsenbuhs and Other Criteria, titled the Cathedral Collection, features bejeweled medicine capsules, reports Bazaar.

A long, beaded Pill Rosary irreverently replaces the traditional Crucifix with a Hirst-monogrammed golden pill that has been cracked open, releasing a stream of tiny rubies and black and white diamonds. A chunky Pill Ring featuring a tangle of similarly gem-encrusted pills completes the two-piece collection.

Damien Hirst, Pill Rosary, the Cathedral Collection. Photo: Damien Hirst and Other Criteria.

Damien Hirst, Pill Rosary, the Cathedral Collection.
Photo: Damien Hirst and Other Criteria.

 

Hirst is known for incorporating medical imagery in his work, particularly in his Pill Cabinet series and Pharmacy installation. An earlier charm bracelet created with Other Criteria (which Hirst founded in 2005 with a mission to sell affordable, high quality art) also employed the motif, featuring 16 different cast sterling silver pill charms. Now, jewelry collectors have the chance to create a matched set.

“Reinterpreting contemporary art as accessories,” reads the Hoorsenbuhs description, “the line translates the artist’s iconic pill cabinet installations into limited-edition statement cocktail rings and a rosary necklace.”

If you’re willing to shell out £18,000 ($28,000) for the ring, and £43,200 ($68,000) for the pricier necklace (and glamorize your Prozac habit), you’ll have your choice of 18 karat yellow, white, or rose gold—but act fast, because this is a limited edition, and Hirst is only producing 25 copies of each piece.

Damien Hirst, Pill Rosary, the Cathedral Collection. Photo: Damien Hirst and Other Criteria.

Damien Hirst, Pill Rosary, the Cathedral Collection.
Photo: Damien Hirst and Other Criteria.


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