‘Art-Deco’ Blue Sri Lankan Sapphire and Japanese Akoya Pearl Bangle
This handmade 18ct yellow gold bangle with deep blue Sri Lankan Sapphires and Japanese Akoya Pearls was a commission for a client whose criteria was an oval hinged bangle, to be based on an ‘Art-Deco’ design and loved the idea of combining Pearls and Sapphires. The raised plate on the top half of the bangle allowed for both the Sapphires and Pearls to be lifted and highlighted and the fine glass brush finish mellows the metal to bring out the sheen and lustre of the Pearls. The use of the bead setting for the Sapphires and square cuts around the Pearls with corner beads give a sense of depth almost like a relief carving. Finally the hand twisted wire that adorns the edge of this bangle conveys a softer contour and gently frames this bold piece.