18ct Rose Gold, Black Pearl
STABBED PEARL RING
Bold and sensual, this is a ring that challenges convention without compromising elegance. Tahitian pearls are prominent within the Aguila Dorada collection, all speared into place by shards of rose gold, the colours contrasting and perfectly complementing.
The signature Hannah Martin knife-edge detail on the outside of the ring adds a highly modern sensibility, echoing the elegant three-sided point found hidden subtly on the tip of the ring – a brave new way to wear your pearls.
Edition of 50
18 Carat Rose Gold with Tahitian Pearl.
This ring is made from 9 grams of solid rose gold. The naturally black Tahitian pearl is approximately 14mm. This piece was initially created using CAD and rapid protyping technology combined with hand carving. Each ring is hand made in London.
Maximum Height (from finger to top of ring): 17mm
Maximum band width: 5mm
Minimum band width: 3mm
The ‘Aguila Dorada’ collection is a tale of adventure. The narrative derives from a wild and reckless character – a man who has sailed the seven seas and has returned with chilling tales to tell and dark secrets to keep.
As my visual research developed I was referencing ancient piratical galleons, ship’s tackle and ancient treasure (amongst other things) alongside the work of photographers such as Sam Haskins and Mark Borthwick – the dreamy, mesmerising quality of their work seemed to underpin the story perfectly.
It seemed only right, in a collection that draws its inspiration from sea-faring adventurers and un-tameable pirates, that pearls should play a major part in the pieces.
I felt that the sensual curves of the pearls needed something dramatic as a contrast, and liked the idea that the gold could somehow pierce the pearl, stabbing it into place on the finger. A perfect Tahitian pearl pinned through its heart onto a ring.
The combination of the deep grey lustre of the Tahitian pearl, with the rich warmth of the rose gold felt like the only colour combination that could be used. This ring has all the voluptuousness of the sculptural qualities that occur throughout the collection, but with a subtle hint at a dangerous edge.
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