Japanese Maki-e Lacquer ring with a wooden base, decorated with Rose Cut Diamonds and Emerald, on 18K Gold. This ring also uses a Raden technique, in which materials such as mother-of-pearl or shells are cut into a design and then applied to an object covered with lacquer.
The inspiration for this collection came from Rolf von Bueren’s visit to Japan in the early 70’s, where he saw the process of Maki-e Lacquer. Maki-e is Japanese lacquer sprinkled with gold or silver powder as a decoration using a cannister (makizutsu) or a hair-tipped paint brush (kebo brush). The technique was developed mainly during the Heian period (794–1185) to decorate screens, albums, letter boxes, and ink-slab cases. To create different colours and textures, maki-e artists use a variety of metal powders including gold, silver, copper etc. as alloys. Bamboo tubes and soft brushes of various sizes are used for laying powders and drawing fine lines. As it requires highly skilled craftsmanship to produce a maki-e décor, young artists usually go through many years of training to develop the skills and to ultimately become maki-e masters.
Lotus Arts de Vivre use the best artisans in Japan for such skilled work and then embellishes them with their own design, never competing with the original Japanese design, only adding enough to make the pieces more desirable and more authentic.
Full Cut Diamond: 0.01 ct. (Colour G-H / VS Clarity)
Emerald: 0.07 ct.
Weight: 8.91 gms.