An earring with Hand carved Red Lacquer decorated with Golconda Diamonds mounted in 18K Gold including the ear back clips. The center of the flower shape on the top part is set with Old Cut Diamond "Golconda" with the dangling bunches of flower in Red Lacquer.
‘Golconda’ is a name used within the Jewellery world to denote the world’s finest diamonds. India has been described as a source of diamonds from antiquity onwards. Most famous was the historic kingdom of Golconda (1347-1687), which is currently in Hyderabad, Telangana in India. Three visual characteristics that define the beauty of Golconda diamonds: A high degree of limpidity (crystal), an ultra-whiteness and a blue afterglow that appears in natural daylight, which the connoisseurs call that the water captured in the Golcondas. For connoisseurs, the Golconda diamonds that retain their original cuts are the most coveted. Since the stones may have been mined hundreds of years ago, many exhibit the slightly less than precise cutting styles that were common prior to this century.
Lotus Arts de Vivre collaborates with traditional lacquer artists from China and has its designs lacquered up to 100 layers, taking 4-7 months to complete a piece. It is a water-resistant product that withstands high temperatures and is regarded as exceedingly durable. The Red lacquer is crafted upon by adding layers over layers of lacquer on top of each other and each layer has to be dry and be polished before applying the next. It would take up to one hundred layers before it is 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 Jewelry.
While the lacquering of the piece took more than 6 months, another 2.5 months were spent with 8 craftsmen and designers to finish the piece.
Old Mine cut Golconda : 1.28 ct.
Full cut Diamonds : 0.57 ct.
Diamonds Pear : 0.19 ct.
White Diamonds: 0.14 ct.
Black Diamonds: 0.69 ct.
Dimension: 6.8 (L) x 3.0 (W) x 1.0 (D) cm. | Weight: 35.64 g.