Pasta jewelry doesn’t conjure the most luxe images: who hasn’t worn a strand or two of dry macaroni to support a tiny aspiring designer?
The Mama Mia collection from Alison Lou leaves everything you thought you knew about pasta jewelry in the dust. Because why shouldn’t the seductive curls and twirls of everyone’s favorite carb be immortalized in precious metal?
Don’t you just love it? Pasta jewelry sounds kitschy at best, but these unexpected Alison Lou lovelies are surprising and delightful, with their familiar shapes and intriguing textures.
This is called the Mama Mia collection, as if the concept of pasta jewelry wasn’t adorable enough already. It’s all 14k gold and reflects such edible icons as farfalle, ruote, conchiglie, penne, lasagna, and spaghetti.
I love how it takes you a second to realize what the designs are, and then once it clicks you realize how perfectly the pieces match their pasta-spiration! You just don’t expect to see pasta jewelry, which makes this collection all the more charming.
They’re just so freaking adorable! I can’t even deal.
The farfalle pieces look ALMOST like just a normal bow…but the overall shape and scalloped edges make it clear that they’re no average motif.
I don’t know about you, but pasta is my #1 favorite comfort food in the entire world. It’s like a hug for your insides. Tragically, one cannot eat pasta all the time (at least not without accepting certain other consequences, like gradual but inevitable embiggening).
Thanks to Alison Lou, I can now wear my favorite food in cute, classy way instead of just by spilling it on my shirt.
They’re just the chicest carbs in town.
If you love these carbtastic cuties as much as I do, there’s good news! The smaller pieces (studs and rings) start at under $200.
Images via Alison Lou.