18 carat gold, sapphire, amethyst
RESTRAINT EARRING SHORT SINGLE
Reflecting the overriding themes of tension and sensuality of the collection Somebody’s Sins, this subtly elegant earring is an exercise in graphic lines and sensuous curves.
Hinged at the post, allowing for a subtle movement whilst worn, this sapphire and amethyst earring is a sculptural detail to be worn alone or as a pair.
Please note that all Hannah Martin earrings are also available to purchase as a pair.
Edition of 60.
18 carat white gold with 18 carat rose gold & black rhodium details. Deep blue sapphires & amethysts, channel set. Hinged at post.
Each earring weighs 2.7 grams of white and rose gold and has approximately 0.3 carats of dark blue princess cut channel set sapphires and 0.13 carats of princess cut channel set amethysts. Each earring is handcrafted and the stones are set by hand in London.
Maximum height: 13.5mm
Maximum width: 12mm
These earrings are a reflection of the overriding themes and sensations in the story of MrS. The collection looks at the tension created in the boundaries between possession and restraint, and total freedom of expression. The area in between fascinates me.
The collection was always intended to have an underlying tension to it - a sense that there was an immense power that exists just below the surface of the pieces. Restrained by the brutalist uniformity of the lines, this energy simmers darkly, creating a sense of strength and excitement.
There is an ambiguity to the physical structure of the earrings. Shafts of channel-set stones are thrust together, held in place seemingly by shards of rose gold. I gently curved the form to add the touch of sensuality that I wanted to juxtapose the sharp, hard lines. I feel this adds to the sense of tension and unpredictability that underpins the design.