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Showcase your style with the Gator Open Collar from Saint Claude. This statement piece features an open brass collar adorned with a gator paw and head. Crafted using the ancient lost-wax technique, this unique necklace embodies the duality of beauty and darkness found in everyday objects. It's not just a piece of jewelry, it's a conversation starter that adds significance and history to your everyday adornments. Wear it and experience the artistic mission of Saint Claude.


The artistic mission of Saint Claude is to imbue everyday adornments with significance and history, pushing the wearer to see more than what meets the eye in ordinary objects. We use the ancient lost-wax technique, cire-perdue, to sculpt and mold our designs from wax before casting them in precious metals. The pieces themselves represent the duality of beauty and darkness so often found in our beloved city. Sarah Killen Ellman is the artist and designer behind Saint Claude as well as the co-owner of the collection’s namesake boutique, Saint Claude Social Club. Sarah’s Saint Claude alias was derived from a street in the Bywater neighborhood where her first studio was located. “When I moved to New Orleans fifteen years ago, I was determined to be a welder and make furniture because I love working with my hands, but the universe had something different in-store. In a Post-Katrina world, I was still searching for my place. After several different attempts, and not necessarily on purpose, Saint Claude was the natural marriage of all those tangible, artistic desires.”