18ct White Gold
KNIFE EDGE STUD EARRINGS WHITE
The signature blade edge from this collection has been focused into intricate detail to form these stud earrings.
A subtle yet powerful statement – the curvaceous form gently follows the curve of the ear.
As with all Hannah’s designs there is a strong sculptural quality to the design, adding a certain dark and decadent glamour to this elegant pair of earrings.
Please note that all Hannah Martin earrings are also available to purchase singly.
20 in stock
18 Carat White Gold.
Each earring is made from 2.8 grams of 18ct white gold. The piece was originally created by hand carving and each earring is hand made in London.
Maximum width of earring at top: 6.5mm
Maximum Height of earring from top to bottom: 13mm
Maximum drop of earring below pierced hole: 9.5mm
This collection, ‘The Only Performance’ is a tale about London’s underworld. A world inhabited by the dangerous and the suave, characters that are intoxicatingly badly behaved.
The narrative grew out of my responses to ‘Performance*’ – a film I love, and have watched more times than I can count. I wanted to create a collection that explores balances of power, the boundaries of gender and a darkly thrilling, hidden London, inhabited by mobsters, fallen rock stars and creatures of the night.
My research led me from characters such as Mick Jagger and the Kray Twins, through the work of artists such as George Bellows and Robert Mapplethorpe to the writings of the Marquis De Sade, amongst others.
One thing I was very clear on from the beginnings of my research was that this was going to be a collection the revelled in metal - that was a celebration of the very gold it was made from. I envisaged pieces with a strong, architectural sensibility - oversized, unabashed and with just the hint of something sinister hiding behind the elegant forms.
The ‘stud’ shape became integral to the design language almost from the start. In these earrings I imagined a metal ‘stud’ almost ‘set’ by the metal that surrounded it – playing with the traditional connotations of stones set into metal. I then played with the stud – making it curve itself around the ear in a fluid movement. The contrast of the knife-edge lines, with the sensual curve was what fascinated me in this design, and I feel is what gives these small but powerful earrings their excitement.
* Dir. Donald Cammell/Nicholas Roeg. 1970
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