Gorgeous Henry Dunay two tone gold scroll flame leaf Sabi gold earrings
The stylized leaf design is crafted in Sabi textured brushed 18ct gold
These 1980’s clip on earrings are designed to grace the ear in such an elegant manner
These fabulous Henry Dunay Gold earrings look beautiful when worn
- Signed Henry Dunay, numbered and marked 18ct gold
- They are 24.5mm x 14.5mm
- They weighs 19 grams
- These earrings are in excellent condition
- These Henry Dunay gold earrings come in the presentation box illustrated
- Our ref: 23263
Henry Paul Dunay, born Henry Loniewski, 1st May 1935 – died 10th November 2023) Henry Dunay was an American gold smith and jewellery designer, best known for his fine scratched surface technique known as Sabi.
He was apprenticed to a New York City jeweller Rudolph Cacioli where Dunay learned his trade of creating jewellry. Though starting as an errand boy, he quickly worked his way up to becoming a master model maker and setter at a remarkably young age,. Observing that most jewellery in shop followed the same styles and dimensions. He started his own firm in 1956. Taking on work from other manufacturers (including Harry Winston) to support himself initially, Dunay quickly found success and fame after winning the De Beers Diamond International Award, which showered images of his designs around the world.
Soon, Henry Dunay jewelry could be found in some of the most important jewellery stores where shoppers were drawn to the unique style, sensuous curves, and exceptional craftsmanship of the jewellery designed and created by Henry Dunay. A key supporter was Stanley Marcus, whose Neiman Marcus department stores first sold branded designer jewelry when they began selling Henry Dunay jewelry.
Henry Dunay achieved notable success after the introduction of the Sabi finish. Inspired by the Japanese wabi-sabi aesthetic, which embraces asymmetry, simplicity, and the integrity of natural processes and objects. Described initially as “simple elegance, Sabi consisted of finely hand-etched lines that require remarkable precision and skill by Henry Dunay to create the sophisticated look. Coinciding with the brand’s rising popularity in Japan and the growing influence of Far Eastern cultures on its designs, Sabi solidified once again Henry Dunay’s position as a leading jewellery designer, artist and trendsetter in the world of fine jewelry.
Dunay designed a ring from an uncut Arkansas diamond for Hillary Clinton to wear to the 1993 inaugural balls.