These guys are exquisite classic blank, white and yellow gold earrings that pair perfectly with real life. The easiest way to dress up a look is with some stunning earrings
Uniquely with the Rankaku technique the white you see is real eggshell. The eggshell is broken, individually shaped, embedded, coated in successive layers of lacquer (over weeks), sanded back and polished to reveal the unique modern mosaic.
The final step with these exquisite earrings is the careful application of gold leaf, this Urushi technique is called Kim, and has been used for 1000s of years to show beauty, preciousness, love and devotion.
Gold Leaf dates back to before the Egyptians. They used it to adorn sculptures and coated the tombs of the deceased Pharaoh's. In Greece, gold leaf was used to decorate accents of statues. In Japan, gold leaf has been used in conjunction with other Urushi Techniques since its discovery. As with all my pieces I take an ancient traditional technique and honour it by using is in a contemporary context
Measurements: Super Mini earrings size 1 cm x 1 cm
Weight: 1.7 grams per earring !! (about the same as a 1 cent coin)
Made from: Sterling silver, yellow gold leaf and Urushi Lacquer.
For more info on this incredible technique and Urushi in general check out my 'About Urushi' section.
Each piece, each individual earring is different. We are unique individuals and our jewellery should reflect that! Why settle or normal and ordinary when you're not.
If you want something made just for you, message me! Maybe you want a larger version or something with more weight to it, or even something with more gold. Anything can be done, just ask, asking is free!
*the final image is not the actual earring and just for size reference