Temple Fluted Earrings
Handcarved ebony, 9ct yellow gold, natural Indian polished ruby bells, white diamonds
The handcarved ebony pieces are usually created by master-craftsmen in Jaipur as templates or maquettes for clients at the beginning of the process of commissioning 24ct gold work; later discarded. Whilst there is a tradition of ebony jewellery in India, it occupies the disposable end of the market, despite the fine quality of the carving and ebony’s status as an endangered wood. The Temple collection re-evaluates these ebony maquettes by creating lasting, fine quality pieces, combining the carving with 9ct yellow gold, rubies and diamonds.
The fluted earrings and pendant both add the quality of gentle sound to the Temple collection, acting as precious bells.