Long Drop on Cornelian and Mother of Pearl earrings
Classic drop earrings design engraved on an hand cut mother of pearl and cornelian slice backed with palladium leaf, which crate interesting texture and lustre. This statement earrings, where the two stones became canvas for a memory of the classic earrings shape, are framed by silver.
Mother of pearl, cornelian backed with palladium leaf, silver
Overall length 55mm, wider points measure 40mm
The Long Drop on Cornelian and Mother of Pearl earrings are hand made and hallmark in London and made to order to avoid excess production. For this reason, it can take up to 4 weeks to be crafted. If you have any particular requests or would like this item to be customised please email email@example.com
My aim for the Colours Lenses collection was to produce a a body of work that investigates how the perception of events and objects becomes distorted in the construction of memory and the possibility that the image itself may undergo a modification subsequent to its initial conception.
The collection is marked by the prominent use of transparent stones, as they symbolise the filters that memories place on our perception of events. Just as memories can sometimes distort and reinterpret experiences, these transparent stones are used as lens for memory which natural inclusion and colour nuances transform the image underneath. Some of the stones are revealing the cut out shape, in the metal, of stones no longer wearable or present. Other, through engraving or cut out, rebuild a specific piece of jewellery through a fragment of it in order to capture the moment of their breaking or becoming unwearable and at the same time make it wearable again in order to creates new narratives.