If the cinema industry has taught us a lesson since its appearance is that relationships don't always last and one is inevitably bound to get a broken heart.
Yet the vast majority of jewelry that celebrates the concept of love never reveals the fragility of romantic relationships.
The Heartbreak consists of a fragile porcelain heart and light yet strong titanium hammer, booth are connected and made inseparable by a titanium chain.
When broken the heart will show cracks, yet it will never fall apart as there is a layer of rubber on the inside that will keep the heart together. Indeed as one will usually recover from a broken heart, the small cracks will inevitably add up and form who we are.
Heartbreak forms the third piece in the breakable porcelain series after Do Break and Shock Proof.
Client: Chi ha paura...?, Amsterdam
Date: January 2007
Design team: Frank Tjepkema, Janneke Hooymans
Size: 3 x 20 cm
Materials: Titanium, porcelain
Photography: Frank Tjepkema