Charnières Stud Earrings
White diamond stud earrings by Yannis Sergakis.
- Yellow Gold 18K
- White Diamonds: 0.20ct
- H: 0.55cm W:1.1cm
A “charniere” is an elegant hinge used by “traditional” Greek jewelers to tie together precious metals and stones.
This line entails authentic, valuable pieces reminiscent of the way jewellery was appreciated in earlier times, but with a contemporary twist. Most of the pieces in this line are made of yellow gold and are decorated with black rhodium plating. The shapes in this line have a geometrical feeling; their forms are more “archaic”. Yellow gold loses its “brightness” when black rhodium is added around the diamond stones and the two of them play a game of contrast. Alternatively, the use of black rhodium on the wired parts of the jewellery creates a balance between the color of gold and the form/shape of the jewellery.
This is a game of light vs darkness. In the end, the winner is the brilliance of the stones.