Qin & Han Rhodolite Garnet and Smoky Quartz Earrings
£6,460
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Qin & Han earrings in 18ct yellow gold with rub over set cushion facetted rhodolite garnet and smoky quartz. The key to this design and to Confucius that followed it, is a sense of colour. The unification of the two great Chinese dynasties: the Qin ( 221-207 BC) and the Han (206BC to 220 AD) inspired the juxtaposition of colours in the Qin and Han ring and earrings. From the Journey to China.

Each earring measures approximately 21mm in length.

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Qin & Han

The unification of the two great Chinese dynasties: the Qin ( 221-207 BC) and the Han (206BC to 220 AD) inspired the juxtaposition of colours in the Qin and Han ring and earrings.

Garnet

From the Latin for grain 'granatum' -because of its rounded crystals and similarity to the red pomegranate seeds. The scientist in Cassandra has always been fascinated by this isomorphous series that gives rise to gems that are from colourless through all colours of the rainbow. With the power to give eternal happiness, health and wealth when worn it is not surprising that Kings and Queens have often worn garnets throughout history.

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