The satisfying contrast of matte silver and glossy black is punctuated by subtle motion in these art deco kinetic earrings that whisper their steampunk appeal. Decorated at top and bottom with the signature keystone ornament, rigidity and curve combine in a silhouette that feels both futuristic and antique.
Each ear pendant features a 10mm black star diopside cabochon, prong set within a wide semi-circular trim. suspended below is another black star diopside, 6mm round. These lower elements move smoothly, following the arc of the larger stone as well as the tilt of the wearer's head. Inspired by the movement of a pendulum.
Black star diopside is a natural stone displaying four-pointed asterism, much like a star sapphire. The galactic apparition, which appears and slides across the surface of the stone in relation to a direct and concentrated light source, is the result of structured inclusions within the mineral that disrupt the regular course of light entering the stone.
Though this effect is subtle and very difficult to photograph, it is present here.
Earrings measure approximately 1.25 inches long and affix to the ear via post and omega back to hold them securely in place on your lobe.