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Above: Betony Vernon makes as nice a model as she does jewelry
Looking for something special this Valentine's day? A litle naughty but still luxe?
Well, American born jeweler Betony Vernon's erotic collection of jewel tools may be just the thing. Sprinkle in a little sadomasochism along with streamlined design, superb craftsmanship and upscale materials and you get things like a mahogany and sterling silver spanker for $1,700.00 USD.
Here are a few different products from her new 'Paradise Found' fine erotic jewel tool collection, now available for purchase at Coco de Mer. The Paradise Found online shop will be opening soon.
Her collection of rings includes massaging rings, petting rings, puffs and more:
with chains (for a nipple necklace, if you will):
A silver and mahogany wood 'spanker':
The Sado Chic collar:
buy the above products here.
Betony Vernon is a designer specializing in limited editions and custom made one-of-a kind jewels for private collectors, exclusive boutiques and fine department stores internationally since 1988. She personally creates all of the prototypes for her designs. The limited edition production is crafted by skilled Italian goldsmiths and masters of old world techniques. Betony's vision is immune to trends and her highly individual style maintains a long-standing philosophy of quality through craftsmanship. The timeless quality of her works makes them as relevant and as coveted today as when they were first introduced.
above: Betony Vernon
Her works are inspired by human science and spirituality fused with lust for the finer things in life.
Fruit of the designer's mission in sexual well being which began in the later half of the 1990's, Paradise Found Fine Erotic Jewel Tools represent an articulated interface for the exploration of the sensual realm. They promote and celebrate sexual vitality and glorify the innate human instinct to attract.
By re-evaluating the "aesthetics" of desire Betony brings a new dimension to the world of fine Jewelry by discretely enriching the classical function of body ornament with sensorial power.
Many of the "Jewel Tools" covet their functions within their form and may be worn discreetly beyond the boudoir.
All of Betony's designs are handcrafted in Italy by master artisans in noble materials.
About the designer:
Betony Vernon is an American-born jewellery designer who lives and works between Milan and Paris. Her aesthetic is formed by her explorations in spirituality, sex, sensuality and the erotic body realm. She studied art history and metalsmithing at Virginia Commonwealth University and has a Masters degree in Industrial Design from Domus Academy, Milan. She opened her first atelier in Florence in 1990 to create one-of-a-kind objects.
She has created jewellery for a number of design houses, including Missoni, Gianfranco Ferre, Fornasetti and shoe designer Alain Tondowski. in 2001 Vernon presented her ‘Paradise Found’ collection of fine erotic jewels and jewel tools, culminating in the Boudoir Box, a limited edition custom-made luxury travel case containing 21+ objects from the ‘Paradise Found’ collection. Vernon founded ‘Paradise Found’ members-only salon and showroom in Paris in October 2004, followed by its extension ‘Eden’ in 2008. Vernon has conducted jewellery seminars for bodies including the European Institute of Design and the Domus Academy, Milan, and her work has been included in a number of international exhibitions.In 2007 she conducted “Le Boudoir” a cammeo in “Loveline” - MTV Italy. She is completing her first book, ‘Paradise Found’, due for publication in December 2008.
Betony's non erotic jewelry site
Betony's Myspace page