No matter how many photos we see of Bianca Jagger in her 1970s heyday, we never fail to be inspired by her haute bohemian style (we particularly like the time she went to dinner at Maxim’s in Paris wearing a hand-tailored man’s suit and a moustache painted on her upper lip). So when Dana Arbib and Farah Malik of A Peace Treaty told us that she was one of the inspirations behind their latest jewelry line, we were immediately curious. “We were inspired by the eastern jaunts of disco icons,” Arbib told us.
As with every one of their collections, Arbib and Malik zero in on a specific region of the world and work with local artisans to create stunning, unique accessories. For their current jewelry collection, they travelled to Jaipur, Rajasthan, India, which is renowned for its striking jewelry. There, they used locally sourced discarded camel bone (the area’s desert tribes use camels for their meat, milk and skin, but most of the animal’s bones end up in landfills) and gold-plated brass to create their own take on modern hippie bijoux such as Ms. Jagger might have worn on one of her jaunts to Studio 54. We love how the combination of intricately carved brass and smooth, ivory-like bone gives the jewelry an heirloom, I-found-it-in-a-souk quality. And all three of the pieces we’ve selected—a large pendant on a long chain, a bangle and a pair of chandelier earrings—incorporate traditional patterns and designs that are worn for their protective symbolism.