"In your Body is a Good Place To Be" Diamond Bangle
FROM OUR ARTIST + ACTIVIST COLLECTION
For the ageless and wise, the mantra of artist Beatrix Ost.
"in your body is a good place to be"
Style icon Beatrix Ost arrived in New York in 1975 and was swiftly discovered by the New York Times as one of the city’s most elegant fusions of art and fashion but that's not all there is to her story.
Skin cancer left a Z-shaped scar on her forehead. Embracing this personal horror, Beatrix turned it into beauty by tattooing it light purple. It was this concept of transformation that led us to create our first mantra bangles : "in your body is a good place to be." Beatrix has been an ARTICLE22 collaborator ever since. Born in Germany ,she lives between NewYork and Charlottsville which she considers her main home today.
Since2015, artist and fashion muse Beatrix Ost has brought vision to ARTICLE22. With a shared ethos, Beatrix was inspired by the transformation story behind PEACEBOMB jewelry
Each piece gives back to support traditional Laotian artisan livelihoods, village development, community endeavors and further de-mining efforts.
Your purchase contributes to MAG (Mines Advisory Group) to safely & expertly clear some of the 80 million unexploded bombs contaminating land in Laos.
$180 clears 11m2 of Laotian landscape
DESCRIPTION + SIZING
1.7mm SI1/2 White Diamond
SML 2.4” / 6cm
STD 2.5”/ 6.4cm
LRG 2.6” / 6.7cm
XLG 3” / 7.6cm
For women, STD is our best selling size.
For men, LGE is our best selling size.
To determine your size, place your knuckles flat against a ruler, measure the width of your pointer knuckle to pinky knuckle.
Choose SML if 3” or less
Choose STD if 3”
Choose LRG if 3.5”
Choose XLG if over 4”
Comes complete with ARTICLE22 Story Card and handwoven, reusable Cotton Pouch
Hand cast re-purposed military grade aluminum – our PEACEBOMB Al metal includes Vietnam War era bombs, plane parts, military hardware and other aluminum scrap.
East meets West. Each PEACEBOMB Al piece is authentically handcrafted in Laos and finished in Vientiane or New York.
PEACEBOMB Al does not have to be removed in water. Metal does not tarnish and has been tested to determine that it is NICKEL FREE.
With wear, each piece becomes uniquely yours and will acquire a polished patina from the natural oils of your skin.
ABOUT OUR DIAMONDS
We use SI-1 / SI-2 quality and clarity of White Diamond cut in the traditional "Diamond Cut" technique working to ensure, along with our diligent diamond merchant, an "eye-clean" depth perception in an endeavor that no inclusions are seen with the naked eye. (this is not a guarantee of this though)
Please know that every diamond supplied to ARTICLE22 is certified conflict-free, based on personal knowledge and/or written guarantee, from our reputable and honorable merchant here in NYC, and purchased within the supply chain in compliance with UN resolutions and the 2003 Kimberly Process Act.