We'll preview a pair of matched earrings to a necklace we've just completed for a rather special client who leaves it to us to design and make all her personal jewellery. As a result of this, her o...
We'll preview a pair of matched earrings to a necklace we've just completed for a rather special client who leaves it to us to design and make all her personal jewellery. As a result of this, her ornaments are all bespoke and completely unique. That necklace we'll feature next week. In the meantime, let us tell you nothing of how the earrings came about and reserve the story of their birthing so that it may accompany the necklace when it's posted a few days hence.
What you see is a large pasha in the middle of which is a half-rudraksha surrounded, in order, by chhela ekka-tar, ball, Jaipuri thokai, and then ball again but this time as the outer border. A little ring protected by a sat-karai phul emerges the top and to it is attached a half-ball lower piece that's scintillating in its subversion of genre, made entirely using gold net (and fitted with a mirror-polished base) upon which a grooved central spine runs and carries with it, on either side, pyramidal reji motifs. It's interesting to note how the design evolved but by far the greater concern right now is the performance of the earrings. At no time must it feel heavy on the ear and should go nicely with almost anything yet succeeding as an exclusive jewel as well. The volumes are airy enough and the modulation of sizes and details works well to create both, an aura of power and worship.
The little knob-like extension on each lower piece shoulders the responsibility of continuity and adds a touch of surprise.
So, that's that. See you soon, very soon, with the necklace which, we hope, shall do justice to these splendid earrings.
All crafted lovingly by hand in 22K gold except for the net which, because of its fineness and light weight, had to be machine drawn.