Presenting a set of gracefully modern earrings, adorned with exquisitely carved red lacquer sourced from an antique Chinese fan, and meticulously crafted from 14K gold featuring enchanting Butterfly motifs. Complementing this design is an artful 18K gold and Platinum framework with captivating Dragonfly accents. The earrings' base is expertly fashioned from 9K gold and black rhodium-plated for added sophistication.
Red lacquer is an eastern material collected from nature with extraordinary properties, like water proof with high heat resistance, flexibility and is not and is not available in the west. Red lacquer has been around for thousands of years for waterproof containers and both the Chinese and Japanese civilizations have refined the application of lacquer into ART. 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 to make 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.
This piece took over 3 months to finish, with over 6 craftsmen and designers involved at various stages.
Diamond: 0.034 ct.(Approx.)
Rubies: 0.14 ct.
Butterfly: 2.38(W) x 4.96(L) x 0.42(D) cm
Dragonfly: 2.31(W) x 4.75(L) x 0.23(D) cm
Weight: 14.77 g.