A pair of elegantly contemporary earrings, embellished with exquisitely carved red cinnabar lacquer, baguette diamonds, and meticulously crafted 14K gold with enchanting Ladybug blue enamel, alongside an artful 18K gold design featuring captivating Butterfly blue enamel accents. The earrings' foundation is expertly fashioned from 9K gold, while the opulent red lacquer inlays were sourced from an antique Chinese fan, painstakingly cut and seamlessly integrated into this remarkable design.
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.
Diamond: 0.193 ct.
Butterfly 2.59(W) x 5.69(L) x 0.38(D) cm
Ladybug: 2.05(W) x 5.15(L) x 0.73(D) cm
Weight: 13.78 g