Soldered by Sarah & Sebastian
Earlier this year, Sydney jewellery label Sarah & Sebastian introduced its first Soldered pop-up project. Shoppers visiting the minimalist label’s Paddington flagship could have its signature delicate 10-karat-gold chain soldered to fit their wrists. This weekend, the Soldered pop-up is coming to Melbourne.
Here’s how the process works: after a Sarah & Sebastian jeweller measures your wrist, the chain is cut to the desired fit (tighter is recommended). Next, you’re fitted with a protective armband and the two ends of the chain are soldered together using a micro torch set to about 3000 degrees. Finally, the chain is polished. Altogether, the process costs $160 for the base-level chain. There are also optional add-ons (such as diamonds) for an extra cost. The whole process takes about 15 minutes, with the actual soldering lasting 10 seconds.
At the Collingwood pop-up, the brand will also show its newest collection, Siren, for pre-order. Arriving in October, it’s a tribute to both the beauty of the ocean and a warning about the damage caused to reefs and marine life as a result of human activity. It includes pieces cast from ghost nets and other fishing debris salvaged from the Pacific, along with cast shells and shark teeth that the creative directors found on personal diving trips.
The core collection will also be for sale at the event.
While pre-booked Soldered appointments have already sold out, more walk-in appointments will be released throughout the weekend.