A Peace Treaty has a nose for hipper-than-thou adornment, such as its gilded septum ring.
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a person’s septum ring can be a symbol of one’s wealth and social status. Celebrities like Rihanna and Zoë Kravitz might not be taking that into consideration, but then neither are the Toronto duo behind New York-based accessories and clothing line A Peace Treaty. It has always been the label’s M.O. to celebrate and reinterpret the adornment that exists within world cultures. “It’s our trademark,” says co-founder and CEO Farah Malik, who trained in ancient Roman goldsmithing. “We translate those elements into a modern setting.” The Yala faux septum ring is slight at just one centimetre by one centimetre. The 12-step construction process begins with a sketch from co-founder and creative director Dana Arbib, then continues in a workshop in Jaipur, India, with a team of master jewellers. Once cast in brass, this wee bauble is polished twice then plated in 24-karat gold, and then polished and plated again. A small but mighty statement—minus the pain.