A multi-layered gold pendant mapping an ancient city
Debuting at the recent 2010 Designboom Mart at ICFF, Knockoutdesign's Jerusalem necklace steeps stainless steel coated in 24K gold with topical meaning. The internationally-strewn design collective created the pendant as a representation of the diverse mix of ethnicity, religions and languages found in Jerusalem's compact Old City area.
Composed of three layers based on the Old City map, the top layer displays the boundaries of it and its major streets, the middle layer uses official symbols to divide the boundaries into the four religious quarters (Armenian, Christian, Jewish and Muslim), and the bottom layer points out the holy places for each of these religions.
Jerusalem sells from Knockoutdesign's Etsy shop for $67 and comes packaged in a specially-designed map.