18 carat gold, black jade
BOUND EARRING SHORT SINGLE
Two shafts of black jade are bound to the ear by fluid ropes of rose gold in this subtle and elegant earring.
Effortlessly chic, with a softly subversive edge – this earring is classic Hannah Martin in its strength and style. The detachable back means it can be worn in two ways – together, or as a simple stud.
Please note that all Hannah Martin earrings can also be purchased as pairs.
Edition of 100.
18 carat rose gold. Carved black jade. Detachable back, to be worn two ways.
Each earring weighs 2 grams of rose gold and has 2 hand carved Jade bars. It is formed of two parts which can also be worn separately. The earrings are handcrafted and set by hand in London.
19x3.5mm and 14x3.5mm
Maximum height 18mm
Maximum width 19mm
This earring grew from my study of binding, and the incredible taut energy created in this restraint. I was interested in the contrast that comes about when something soft is combined with something hard.
In the context of MrS, my dark and beguiling muse, the tension is an important part of his power. I wanted an earring that in its apparent simplicity reflected the references of Japanese rope bondage as well as the works of Pierre Molinier.
When both parts of the earring are worn together the carved rods of black jade hover above and below the ear, appearing to be ‘bound’ in place by ropes of rose gold. I wanted the contrast of the warmth of the rose gold, in its soft and sensual forms, with the rigid formality and darkness of the carved black jade. I wanted the bound earrings to be a coming together of masculine and feminine - a meeting of two opposing visual themes, to make a whole.