|Hand carved Chinese Cinnabar Lacquer earrings decorated with Gold plated Silver Buckle Flower design decorated with Baguette, Rose Cut and Square Diamonds, mounted in 18K Gold.
Cinnabar or Dragon Blood refers to the deep red color of lacquer which is product made from the sap of the Lac tree and then colored with Cinnabar a very expensive mineral oxide.. It is extraordinarily heat and water resistant has good flexibility and is not available in the West. Its crafted upon 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 Jewelry.
White Rose Cut Diamonds: 0.33 ct. (Approx.)
Baguette Diamond: 0.73 ct (Approx.)
Square Diamond: 0.10 ct. (Approx.)