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Replica

Wrist watch-inspired jewelry from Swedish goldsmith Göran Kling

by Margaret Kaminski in Style on 22 September 2010

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A mix of conceptual design and traditional craftsmanship, Swedish designer Göran Kling recently released his first commercial collection, Replica.

In an "homage to exclusive wrist watches, Swiss craft skills and cheap knock-offs," Kling integrates the intricate detailing and fine metalwork of classic timepieces into effortlessly sophisticated bracelets.

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The recent graduate of Konstfack College of Art and Design applies his studies to his background as a goldsmith for a collection that shows a strong appreciation for the sentimental value of jewelry and a talent for modern design.

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Many of the pieces in the new collection play on the standard wristwatch build, with an artistic pendant replacing the clock. Some pieces clearly herald standard watches while others interpret the pattern more liberally, with multiple bands or textured metal pieces in place of the watch face.

You can get the easily wearable and innovative designs by contacting Göran directly, with prices typically set around €300 per piece.

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