These art deco inspired earrings bring architecture into jewellery: they’re a modern twist of the ziggurat architectural motif from the golden age of the Art deco movement.
Decorate your ears with simple but colourful pieces, perfect to wear during the day, while still keeping a touch of elegance.
Like they did during the Roaring Twenties, long drops earrings are perfect to decorate a bare neck.
The crackle and the natural jade stone pattern effects means every earring is completely unique, adding an extra individual touch to these handmade pieces.
- Drop including hook – 8.5cm (3.35 inches)
- Width – 2.5cm (0.98 inches)
- Weight: 5g per earring
- Main body – Acrylic
- Hook – Gold Vermeil 925 Sterling Silver
Please ensure you keep the items separate from other items of jewellery and that you keep the hooks protectors on, because the acrylic is delicate and can easily scratch. Each item comes in a premium black gift box. When selecting gift wrapping, a hand stamped cotton drawstring bag will also be added to the package.
Express your love for modern and geometric architecture and interiors by wearing these earrings.
The ‘Ziggurat’ design takes its inspiration from the ancient Ziggurats and the iconic ziggurat motif that was one of the great classic design elements of the Art Deco movement.
These earrings are for the modern woman who wants to make a statement by wearing bold, quirky, non traditional jewellery and make an affordable investment which won’t break the bank.
How it’s made
After a first phase of sometimes many drawings on paper, when I finally finalise the design, I then recreate it in Adobe Illustrator. I then prepare design files to be sent to the laser cut printer who carefully laser cuts each shape.
I then assemble each item with different jewellery findings and semi precious stones in my North London home studio.
The story behind these earrings
The earrings are inspired by the facade of Palais Stoclet in Brussels, a mansion designed by Josef Hoffman, a founder member of the Vienna Secession, a radical group of designers and artists established in 1897, for banker, industrialist and art lover Adolphe Stoclet between 1905 and 1911.
The building was designed to appear from the road as a stately city mansion. Seen from the garden at the back the Stoclet Palace “becomes a villa suburbana with its rear facade sculpturally modelled by bay windows, balconies and terraces” in the words of architectural historian Annette Freytag, which gave the Stoclet family a building with “all the advantages of a comfortable urban mansion and a country house at the same time.”
The building is an example of Gesamtkunstwerk, German word for “total work of art”, “synthesis of the arts”, “comprehensive artwork”, “all-embracing art form” or “total artwork” is a work of art that makes use of all or many art forms or strives to do so.