These exquisite lobe hugging earrings are made using the Urushi Haku-e technique which involves the careful application of gold leaf 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 coat 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.
Classic gold on one side and the other.. dynamic wrinkled black. Wear them differently depending how you feel that day.
Measurements: Midi earrings size 3.2 cm diameter
Weight: 3.6 grams per earring !! (about the same as a 5 cent coin)
Made from: Fine silver (999), yellow gold leaf and Urushi Lacquer.
If sold out.. these can be ordered on a made to order basis and take 4 to 6 weeks plus shipping time.
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!