18ct Yellow Gold, Sapphires
STUDDED HOOP EARRING SAPPHIRE SINGLE
In classic Hannah Martin style this earring subverts sapphires by turning them on their heads to become studs, creating a design that gives a nod to rock n’ roll style whilst maintaining a modern elegance.
The knife-edge detail that runs along the inside of the earring is a beautifully subtle design touch. The earring itself twists through the ear, creating a ‘double-hoop’ visual – a small but powerful statement of renegade luxury.
Please note that all Hannah Martin earrings are also available to purchase as a pair.
Edition of 250
2 in stock
18 Carat Yellow Gold with Dark Blue Sapphires.
This earring is made from 0.9 grams of 18 carat yellow gold and has approximately 0.9 carats of dark blue sapphires. The sapphires are diamond cut and grain set, upside down. Each earring is hand made and set in London.
Maximum Width: 4mm
As a collection, ‘It’s Only Rock N’ Roll’ took its references from the idea of a world of youth, beauty, excess and raw emotion, in an attempt to capture the wild hedonism of live rock and roll and the culture that surrounds it.
I see these earrings as a little glimpse into this world of passion, rebellion and freedom. Referencing the iconic visual codes of the punk movement and rock and roll culture, I turned the stones on their heads to become ‘studs’ and played with a sculptural ‘knife-edge’ that runs down the back of the earring.
The shape originally grew as I was drawing the forms of guitars as part of my design development. I was fascinated by the sensuality of the curves of a guitar and the taught energy created by the strings pulled around the machine heads. It was from endlessly sketching this that the idea of an earring that twists into the ear came.
As I developed the form and idea, I discovered that I could make the earring appear as if it was two – the edge of the wire curving around to appear to be a second earring alongside the studs. It seemed very fitting to the rock and roll aesthetic.
Like the rest of the collection, the important point for me in this piece was the combination of the curvaceous, sculptural form with the harder, knife-edge lines. The juxtaposition of the two create the energy I feel is so important in the collection, and pieces themselves.