An elegant bird ring, designed with diamond studded and carved cinnabar lacquer
wings, diamond studded body, blue sapphire studded tail and rubies in the eyes.
The beak, ring shank and settings are all in 18K gold.
Seamlessly merging the sparkling diamonds and lacquer together was an art in
itself. The prime inspiration of red lacquer art comes from the natural material,
from the sap of the Lac tree. The Chinese (where it all started) developed the
cinnabar, red lacquer by adding layers over layers of red natural lacquer on top of
each other, each layer had to be dried and polished and it would take up to one
hundred layers before the layers were thick enough for carving. Each layer would
take 1-3 days and special ratios of oil and lacquer had to be kept making sure that
the lacquer could be still carved after 4-7 months of layering. It is then hand
carved with master carvers, making them stunning pieces, often used in art
installations and Jewellery.
After sourcing the carved lacquer, this piece took approximately 2.5 months to
finish, with over 9 craftsmen and designers involved at various stages
Full cut Diamonds: 1.14 ct.
Rubies: 0.02 ct.
Blue Sapphires: 0.20 ct.
Dimension: 3.07 (L) x 3.35 (W) x 2.78 (H) cm.
Weight: 18.83 g.