18ct Yellow Gold
SHAMAN’S TRIANGLE YELLOW STUD SINGLE
A sculptural, bold yellow gold stud earring taken from Series 1 of the collection The Man Who Knows Everything.
Inspired by the infamous Comte St Germain and taking its cues from alchemy, mysticism and masonic symbolry, this hand carved triangle stud provides an elegant detail for any outfit.
Please note that all Hannah Martin earrings are also available to purchase as a pair.
2 in stock
Solid 18 Carat Yellow Gold.
This stud is made from approximately 2.65 grams of solid 18 carat gold. The piece was originally created using hand carving and each one 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 Man Who’, as I refer to the character that fuelled the narrative of ‘The Shaman’s Triangle’ series, is a man of myth and legend. Loosely based on the story of the infamous Comte de St Germain, I conjured up a mystical character, an alchemist, who had discovered the elixir of life, a man who is un-place-able and untraceable – a futurist shaman.
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. These studs are a small nod to the esoteric power of, in the words of Voltaire, ‘the man who knows everything and never dies’.