Andrew Bunney Is Bunney

The latest delivery of Bunney accessories come with a copy of the new Bunney Paper. This issue features work by London based photographer Derek Ridgers who spent time between the mid seventies and late eighties photographing the youth of England. From mods to skinheads to punks, Ridgers captured a variety of personalities within these different subcultures. These images seemed to have been the inspiration for much of Bunney’s collection of jewelry that are reminiscent of that particular era. The pins and badges, however, aren’t merely a reproduction of yesteryear’s adornments; Bunney accessories are a refined modern take on a rebellious past. By producing the pieces in fine metals and presenting them in a Tiffany-esque context alters the act of accessorizing with pins and badges.

The styles we currently have in-store are all made from .925 sterling silver. This means that 92.5% of it is pure silver and 7.5% of it is another metal – usually copper. Pure silver oxidizes rapidly causing it to change colors and is too soft to be used for any functional object. In adding a secondary metal, the oxidization process is slowed down and also helps in strengthening the silver. Quality silver pieces can last a long time and will in turn offer it’s wearer opportunities to build personalized meanings into them.

We like the deliberate choice of using a precious, high-grade material to reappropriate items which were once made of a cheaper substance. This juxtaposition of materials fall in line with the contradicting nature of Ridger’s hard-edge teenagers and Bunney’s soft, cuddly bunny models.