18 Carat Gold Faceted Peridot Drops Earrings
18 carat gold three oval earstuds with faceted teardrop peridot drops (4.45cts)
Handmade by Jean Scott-Moncrieff whose work is characterised by the simplest forms – trying always to achieve perfect proportions – allowing the beautiful colours of the gold and gemstones to come to the fore. Jean is influenced by the art and artefacts of ancient Mediterranean cultures, and love visiting the archaeological collections in Rome, Agrigento, Heraklion and Cairo.
Jean uses traditional hand tools and techniques; piercing, drilling, planishing and forging high carat gold, embellished with old cut gemstones, cabochons and beads. The stones are meticulously selected for colour and shape – the flaws and inclusions add to their unique properties.
Every piece is handmade by Jean in her Sussex workshop – finished using very fine emery papers resulting in a lustrous unpolished surface, with the edges brightly burnished.
Photo credit: Jonathan Bassett