18 carat gold, diamonds, sapphires
TENSION EARRING SINGLE
With its own taut energy, this earring has a vitality that is compelling. Sensually curved lines of diamonds are pulled together at either end by sapphire bullets, leaving an intriguing negative space at its centre.
On the reverse side of the earring a knife edge detail runs along the back of the metal – adding to the structural sense of strength. By flipping the post, the earring becomes reversible, to suit mood and style.
Please note that all Hannah Martin earrings are also available to purchase as a pair.
Edition of 80.
18 carat white gold with 18 carat rose gold details. White diamonds, pavé set, with sapphire bullet cabochons. Knife edge sculptural detail. Reversible.
Each earring weighs 4.4 grams of white and rose gold and has approximately 0.31 carats of white brilliant cut pavé set diamonds and 4 dark blue bezel set bullet sapphires. The earrings are handcrafted and the stones set by hand in London.
Maximum height: 30mm
Maximum width (at widest point): 9.5mm
I wanted the form of these earrings to have a certain taut energy to them. I wanted the gold to feel as if it were only the sapphire cabochons holding the two sides together, just managing to prevent it from bursting apart. MrS, my dark, mythical muse, is a man of immense power, felt just beneath the surface. Molinier, the primary inspiration of my muse, was the indisputable ruler of his own sophisticated yet barbaric kingdom. I wanted these earrings to reflect an element of that power and seduction.
The flowing curves of the form belie the tension of the piece, adding an important sensuality to the earrings. These diamond curves capture an empty space – the two sides of the earrings spread outwards, revealing and exposing.