Terra Nova Earrings
18ct yellow gold, blackened silver, white pearl and diamond chandelier earrings
Meaning ‘new lands’, the Terra Nova Earrings are one of our masterpiece designs from the For King and Country collection of fine jewellery. This collection draws its inspiration from the tools used to explore the seas during the Golden Age of Discovery – a period of European history marked by extensive exploration, dangerous sea-bound voyages and great adventures in the quest for colonial expansion and new, economic riches. Iconic navigational symbols of the sky – such as the stars and moon – here sit alongside forms recalling globes, maps and latitude lines. The heavy use of pearls in this collection is also important as it echoes the coveted bounty of the day, plundered in the East and brought to the West over this period of time.
Hand-crafted in London over two months, the Terra Nova Earrings are true showstoppers. Diamond capped pearls (mirroring the waxing and waning moon of the lunar cycle) suspend vertically from 18ct gold chains, finishing with a golden star on one earring and a swirling galaxy of diamond and pearl on the other. The use of blackened silver really makes the diamonds pop, and gives the earrings a slightly antiquated feel, as if they were made in the Age of Discovery.
- 18ct yellow gold
- Blackened sterling silver
- White pearls
- White diamonds
- Suitable for pierced ears only
9cm – 10cm long