I spent time in Japan last year… and this country with the most expressive of aesthetics has swallowed me up alive! Wherever you go, the Japanese love of the colour red is evident from small every day items such as tiny sweets to bold coffee cups and elaborate kimonos. Its natural partner is black, and together these strong colours give rise to boldest most eye pleasing of pieces. Organic Lava and sleek Russian Onyx are contrasted with red Agates, Garnet and the smoothest vermillion pearls. But besides the incredibly powerful visual of red & black it is the meaning that is so very important. Red is considered the most powerful colour in traditional Japanese society, representing strong emotions. Red also represents love and intimacy, including sexual desire and the life force and energy in people. Wow – so really – shouldn’t we all be wearing red & black?
Like all our pieces, it is one of a kind, handcrafted with love and care in our studio near Byron Bay.
These eclectic statement earrings are made from the following semi-precious stones and findings:
- Lava from Indonesia
- Pearls from Shanghai
- Onyx from Russia
- Agates from Brazil
- Set into a silver –plated base from Toronto and Seoul
- Approximate length: 6.5cm
If you like a bespoke piece of this type of earring made in colours and stones of your preference (Agates, Jade, Garnet, Turquoise, Carnelian, Lapis Lazuli, Labradorite, Amazonite, Lava), simply add it to the cart and leave me your instructions in the checkout notes.
The Ministry of Awe Statement Earrings will be shipped free of charge to anywhere in the world … beautifully gift wrapped and ready as an exceptional gift for yourself or an unexpected gift for someone special.