About The Opulent Project.
_Opulent_: amply or plentifully provided or fashioned often to the point of ostentation."TOP" investigates opulence within the context of our society’s obsession with material possessions. We seek to create a dialogue between the precious and non-precious and subvert mainstream preconceptions regarding value in material culture. To do so we are constantly questioning and considering where these ideologies originate and examining ways in which we may alter and intervene with this visual language. We value a conceptual approach to jewelry design that is rooted in a deep understanding of the making process."TOP" was founded by Meg Drinkwater and Erin Gardner in 2007 while finishing their BFA at the University of Oregon. The following year they moved to Portland, Oregon and established a studio in Old Town Chinatown.