Whilst modern (& comical) at first glance, the Jade Hook takes inspiration from the Stone Age. Specifically the highly skilled Chinese art of stone carving. We have deliberately left these hooks in the raw brass to allow a swift patination to build up as they are used.
The ancient Chinese considered jade the most precious of all materials - prizing it more than gold, silver or bronze - and sophisticated jade and lapidary production techniques had already been mastered by the Neolithic era......12,000 years ago!
Earliest jades came in the form of ritual implements (such as bi discs and cong tubes), articles of personal adornment, small carvings, and various types of blades.