Diamond Earsare a word play/visual pun that stemmed from two coin cutting experiments; the diamond motif on a 2003 Arkansas state quarter and collecting ears from royalty and other figures on coins. Even though the details are very small, the ears are still discernible as such (and not just tiny blobs). Each has been hand cut with a jewellers saw. Once cut out, the diamond shapes are filed and bevelled to accent or mimic the facets of a brilliant cut diamond. It also reveals a copper layer within the coin. This copper layer is a unique feature only found in American coins.
Created from cut coins (cupronickel cladded copper) & sterling silver findings.