The Crescent Mini Hoop contrasts two golden textures in a bold clean form. One side a smooth velvet surface, the other a sea of golden granules. These hoop earrings hug the ear. The voluminous shape is reminiscent of a crescent, which symbolically represents the history of granulation.
- 22k yellow gold
- Stamped with 22k
- .6" x .3"
- 18k gold post and silicone ear back
- Handmade in Southern California
Archaeologist turned goldsmith Loren Nicole crafts each extraordinary piece herself, by hand, in her Hermosa Beach, California studio. Inspired by ancient metalsmithing techniques, her collections are richly sensual and assertively intellectual. Each year, she explores a different story from antiquity, combining history, materiality and beauty in groundbreaking and often surprising ways.
We love her charms, hand-made chains, and the remarkable finishing techniques she employs.
We admire her commitment to historical study and obsessive craftsmanship.