18ct Yellow Gold
IMPERIAL EAGLE STUD EARRINGS
The distinctly ‘Hannah Martin’ eagle motif appears here in the form of solid gold studs. Delicate hand carving techniques formed these sculptural earrings – with inspiration drawn from Imperial Russia and the dark, beautiful underworld of London.
Elegant, sophisticated and understated, this is the perfect earring to make a quietly powerful statement of style.
Please note that all Hannah Martin earrings can also be ordered singly.
20 in stock
18ct Yellow Gold.
This earring is made from 2.4 grams of 18 carat yellow gold. The eagles head motif was originally created by hand by carving into wax. Each earring is hand made in London.
Dimension Details: 12mm x 4mm x 6mm (depth from ear)
The eagle features strongly throughout the ‘Vincent’ collection, as a visual symbol for the narrative behind it.
The story of ‘Vincent’ is based on my imaginary muse - an incredibly suave, sophisticated and deadly dangerous Russian gangster, ruling London’s underworld with an iron fist, albeit a fist decorated with gold.
The eagle you see in this earring was originally inspired by the Romanov’s heraldic double-headed eagle. The Romanov’s were the last Tsars of Russia. During my research period I became fascinated by the family and their fate, as well as by other, more recent, elements of Russian visual history. I was looking at monumental Soviet Modernist architecture, Russian communist propaganda graphics and post-modern Russian art (Malevich in particular), amongst other things.
In my design development I combined the shape of the Romanov’s eagle with the brutalist lines of the architecture and graphics I had immersed myself in. I wanted an eagle that was sculptural, that had power, and that would act as a talisman for those who wore it. Hand-carving the form, I aimed to create the eagle in the most graphic way I could, but without losing a sense of volume and vitality.
With this earring, the small eagle’s head dipping it’s beak just over your ear lobe is a nod to the strength and power of the story it grew from.