Would we trade gold and silver for jewellery made of light?

Conceptual design studio panGenerator used light projection to envision the future of jewellery design.

Based in Poland, interdisciplinary design studio panGenerator are behind a number of art projects that combine interactive designs, wearable tech and engaging experiences. Their NECLUMI project envisions the future of jewellery design using light.

The project is currently based on an iPhone running a custom app. It’s connected to a picoprojector, which is connected via an hdmi cable and attached to the users chest.

The system projects a necklace onto the user’s neck. The piece of light jewellery can move with user, rotate as the user rotates and more.

When the project was first released two years ago, its creators said: “Given the rate of miniaturisation of the picoprojector technology and observing the trend of wearables treated more as jewellery and fashion accessories rather than just gadgets, we predict that wearable projection and projection-based jewellery become a reality in a few years.”