Torus Hoop Drop Earring
The shape of the Torus Collection was inspired by Chinese ping an kou amulets. Ping an kou are ring-shaped jade pendants said to bring good fortune and protection to the wearer. The circular shape represents harmony and wholeness, and, to me, inclusion, unity, femininity, connection, and vision.
Color for this collection was inspired by the painting Woman in a Chemise (1906) by André Derain. The artist was experimenting with color in new ways, taking it beyond a descriptive function and instead using it to describe emotional states.
The woman in the painting is assured and comfortable in herself; contemplative and confident. It’s what’s coming from within her—and the artist’s use of color to express that—that’s magnetic.
Torus hangs from elegant silver hoops giving movement to the style.
Glass: ~1.5-2 cm diameter
18 mm diameter sterling silver hoops
Every Kismet piece is handmade, so please expect (and celebrate!) that yours may differ slightly from the photo.