Francis de Lara’s Eve sunglasses are converted into NFTs

Available on Brand New Vision’s website, the NFTs are limited to 10 pieces only

Francis de Lara jewelry sunglasses

May 31, 2022: In a collaboration that marries art, ingenuity and technology, Brand New Vision (BNV), Francis de Lara and Gemfields have embraced the future with the introduction of an exciting collection of NFTs. Available as a limited edition of just 10, these are the first ever NFTs from Francis de Lara, an original jewellery-eyewear house. 

The NFTs are inspired by real-life glasses – called Eve – featuring Gemfields’ Zambian emeralds. This stunning creation was adapted for the digital world by BNV, a Web3 fashion platform whose vision is to take fashion beyond physical reality into the Metaverse.

The inaugural BNV NFT drop – known as ‘Eve’ – is based on Francis de Lara’s inimitable haute couture eyewear design with the same name. The real-life ‘Eve’ glasses are handmade, featuring two serpents as the glasses’ side temples in a design embodying the creationism story. The larger serpent’s tail is encrusted with Gemfields emeralds, curling around the wearer’s ear and dangling a juicy tourmaline apple as a trompe-l’oeil earring. The second, more demure creature sparkles with cognac diamonds, pink sapphires and 18k gold cabochons while gazing towards the sky. There are ‘empty’ trompe-l’oeil settings to give the idea of an ancient piece which has lost some stones over the course of time.

Francis de Lara jewelry sunglasses

Both serpents’ faces feature white enamel details. The front of 'Eve' is half-rimmed and finished with the criss-cross engraved motif. The real glasses are available for £19,800.

The NFT drop consists of 10 pairs of ‘Eve’ glasses at 0.25ETH. The NFT, available on the BNV website, is a 3D file that will have interoperable capabilities in the open Metaverse and be available as a wearable. 

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