Jewelry designer Nora Logan’s Pure Dead Brilliant collection of earrings, necklaces, rings, and bracelets is a spirited, fun-loving collection of wearable art. Many of the pieces in the collection are made from antique silver charms that have been re-shaped and turned into modern, witty pieces that are destined to be conversation pieces wherever they are worn. Logan’s inspiration for her jewelry comes from living in bustling metropolitan areas such as London, Hong Kong, and New York; her jewelry reflects those varying cultures and blends them into pieces that look to the past for inspiration.
Pure Dead Brilliant Highlights
The very unique “Zein” earrings are a representation of the Vespa scooter that can be seen on busy streets around the world. ”No.
74″, a chunky necklace with 8 double-decker London buses is sure to delight anyone who loves wearing big, bold jewelry.
Not for the faint of heart, double rings such as the “Chanja” or the “Rouq Boom Tings” are emblazoned respectively with the phrases “Yeah Buddy” and “Boom Tings”. The “Gordon” double ring sports a highly detailed gecko sprawled across both rings. Anyone wearing these pieces is sure to draw comments and questions about them.
The whimsical “Patricia” necklace is Logan’s charming take on the Queen of Heart’s croquet game in the tale Alice in Wonderland. The mallets used in that game were flamingoes, and so “Patricia” winks lovingly at the Lewis Carroll novel with this pendant necklace. Another very unique piece, the diamond-shaped “Alexa” pendant is inspired by the belief that there should be an alternative to mined diamonds. The “Alexa” pendant along with the “Filiz” diamond earrings and the “Shan” diamond ring are both designed to be part of a set of “non-diamond” diamond jewelry.
Pure Dead Brilliant pieces are crafted of the finest materials available; most are available in sterling silver, 22-carat gold vermeil and brass; some, a combination of the three. The collection originates in Bali, where Logan currently works.
For anyone looking to wear jewelry that makes a bold, modern statement and conveys a sense of whimsy, all the while paying homage to the past, one need look no further than the Pure Dead Brilliant collection from jewelry artist Nora Logan. The entire collection can be viewed at