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Red Velvet( Makhmal-e-Ghermez)
Red Velvet( Makhmal-e-Ghermez)

Red Velvet( Makhmal-e-Ghermez)

MATERIALS           925 sterling silver, Thai silver, red coral


WEIGHT                17 grams


When I was 20 years old, I designed a full-length black velvet dress for the wedding of my Auntie Sara. It had long sleeves made of translucent black silk, or “harir”. In America, it is modest and sophisticated. But in Iran my dress was risque and even dangerous to wear. Behind closed doors with family, it was okay, but never in public. Now I feel free in America to wear anything I want. No one tells me what to do. I designed this choker to remind me of this. It matches the black silk sleeves and the red lipstick I wore for Sara’s wedding in Tehran.