18ct Yellow Gold, Rubies, Sapphires
SHAMAN’S TRIANGLE STUD EARRINGS PAVÉ
A graphically elegant pair of yellow gold studs from Series 1 of the collection The Man Who Knows Everything.
Inspired by the legend of the infamous Comte St Germain and taking its cues from alchemy, mysticism and masonic symbolry, the hand carved triangle studs are an understated, elegant styling detail.
Intensely coloured stones create a vivid, hallucinogenic colour palette against the rich yellow gold.
Please note that all Hannah Martin earrings can also be purchased singly.
Edition of 200
20 in stock
Solid 18 carat yellow gold, pavé set with rubies, orange sapphires and yellow sapphires.
This stud is made from approximately 2.55 grams of solid 18 carat yellow gold. The piece was originally created using hand carving and each pair is hand made in London.
Triangle size: 13.7 x 13.7 x 13.7 mm
Thickest Part (top of stud): 3.8mm
Thinnest part: (point of triangle) 2.4mm
‘The Shaman’s Triangle’ series (part of the larger collection ‘The Man Who Knows Everything) is a tale of an alchemist; A futurist shaman transcending centuries and cultures – a man beyond limits and beyond time.
The story began for me many years ago when I first read about the infamous Comte de St Germain. I became mildly obsessed and was just waiting for the right time to include him in my work. The Comte was a man of unknown origins and unknown end. His death was reported countless times, yet always he would reappear, in another place and another time. He was impeccably dressed, understated apart from the vivid jewels that he wore on his hands, in his shoe buckles and carried with him in his travelling case. Voltaire described him as ‘the man who knows everything and never dies’. The lover of princesses and muse to the likes of Pushkin and Voltaire, you can understand how I was hooked.
Aside from reading avidly about the Comte wherever I could find him, my research centred on alchemy, paganism and the occult. I have always been fascinated with Masonic insignia and legend - the idea of a fraternity, a brotherhood, known only to a few. I also immersed myself in the writings of Aleister Crowley, the films of Kenneth Anger, the work of Derek Jarman and the Russian Constructivists. Luc Besson’s ‘Fifth Element’ featured heavily, as did Mikhail Bulgakov’s novel ‘The Master & Margerita’. The triangle was an important shape from the outset, recurring in various guises within most of my research. I wanted to create triangular forms with a sensual sculpture to them. This is a shape of power, and I took the perfect geometry of it and gave it a literal twist, as if elegantly skewed by the power of The Man Who.
By hand carving the shapes I achieved a triangular form that was also sculptural – its sharp knife-edge lines lending it volume and vitality. The colour palette is vivid, almost hyper-real – I wanted to capture the feeling of being drenched in blinding light, hallucinatory and almost delirious.
These studs are a small nod to the esoteric power of, in the words of Voltaire, ‘the man who knows everything and never dies’.