My favourite pair from this small collection! Inspired by perhaps my most favourite place in Japan (for now), the Gion district in Kyoto.
Gion left an indelible mark on me. Maybe it is because I am a romantic and dreamer, and I also love history. I had read about the history of geisha, even read "Memoirs of a Geisha", and was intrigued by this secretive profession. Even more memorable for me was walking along the streets that held so much history, music and art.
I tried to convey this in Gion Nights, with the dark, smoky quartz, and passionate red garnet. This pair exudes quiet charm and allure.
If you look at the colours in Gion, you can see red (garnet) from the lanterns that hung outside the shop houses, and yellow (citrine) from the low lamp posts. I did not intentionally use these colours as I was making these earrings, but somehow as I looked at the photos side by side, I realized that the street scenes had really left a deep impression on me, to have remembered the colours like this.
~ AAA smoky quartz briolettes
~ labradorite briolettes
~ garnet briolettes
~ citrine rondelles
~ 14k gold filled
One of a kind. No remakes.