A pair of 14kt yellow gold earrings with a replica of an ancient Roman coin cast in sterling silver and oxidized for dramatic effect. I wanted to keep the cost down for my client so made a simple pair of shepherd hooks and hung the coins from these, giving them nice movement yet still secure in that they close. The second shot shows the back of the earrings and the back of the coin- the image seems to be a chariot and horse type of thing. Beautiful, elegant and timeless. I have used this coin for cufflinks and made one heads and the other tails, I kind of like that asymmetry but my client preferred a matched pair. I never get tired of this image, very versatile.
Hélène is a Vancouver BC designer/goldsmith with a passion for beautiful gemstones and precious metals. She works with the philosophy that objects that are thoughtfully conceived, hand made with technical precision and infused with artistic passion have an energy that cannot be attained with mass produced objects. With this belief, no two pieces are identical and each are unique and one of a kind.