Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin



Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin have

teamed up with jewellery label Ten Thousand

Things for collection launched in September.


“It’s a love project,” explains van Lamsweerde. “And it’s about

having something to commemorate the love you have for your

partner, your child, your best friend, your co-worker…” The seeds

were planted last year while the couple was working on a charity

project with TenThousandThings’ David Rees and Ron

Anderson.Before they wrapped, Matadin enlisted the jewelers’

help to design a one-off necklace for van Lamsweerde, an

oxidized silver chain garnished with a pavé drop, two linked

circles (representative of the couple’s wedding rings), and a star

pendant. “That’s a symbol for Charles, because his middle name

is Star,” said van Lamsweerde.The photographers worked with

Rees and Anderson to create a carefully considered debut range,

which began with ten of the intertwined wedding-band necklaces

(ten because Charles celebrated his tenth birthday this year). Each

piece (available in oxidized silver, 18-karat rose or yellow gold,

or leather) is garnished with various charms—a ruby resembling

a drop of blood, a turquoise heart, a diamond briolette, a white

Tahitian pearl, and more. An eleventh necklace combines all the

trinkets on one chain. The same concept applies to the collection’s

delicate rings, earrings, and bracelets, and van Lamsweerde and

Matadin plan to update the offering biannually.Naturally, the pair

shot their own campaign—a selection of black-and-white images

that depict friends and lovers including Stefano Pilati and his

boyfriend, Christiaan Schoonis; The Misshapes; Charles

and his best friend Stella; musicians Lou Doillon and Keren

Ann and van Lamsweerde and Matadin themselves. The

collection, priced between $450 and $19,000, can be found

at Colette, Net-a-Porter, and Barneys New York.







Charles and Stella



Lou Doillon and Keren Ann



The Misshapes