If you read many jewelry blogs besides mine, you may have seen the Deirdre Featherstone Anemone earrings already: they’ve been making the rounds due to their recent (and well deserved) AGTA Spectrum Awards win for “Best Use of Platinum and Color.”
Let’s take a look.
These beauties feature 5.37 carats of tanzanites, 2.88 carats of blue zircons, 3.72 carats of purple sapphires, 1.67 carats of tsavorite garnets, 0.4 carats indigo-color tourmalines, 0.36 carats Paraiba tourmalines, and 0.16 carats of diamonds, all set in platinum. I just love how the swirls of the platinum and the millegrain detailing look almost antique inspired, while the color combinations and overall design feels new and fresh.
I’m not entirely sure why Deirdre Featherstone (of Featherstone designs) looked at her fantastic creations and thought “I shall name them the anemone earrings!” but maybe I just haven’t seen enough anemones in my life to see the resemblance. I like that the name is surprising, even if I personally don’t understand where it came from.
So there you have it: the Deirdre Featherstone Anemone earrings. What do you think of the use of color here? And more importantly: do I have any snorkeling readers who are reminded of sea life by the sight of these?
Images and info via JCK, Cheryl Kremkow, and Pricescope.
Lydia Lepic says
Those are so pretty! I was looking around for a picture of them being worn, so I could have an idea of the scale. I didn’t find one, but something I did notice about her work, is the colors. All ocean-y shades of green and blue, with lots of opals. Then I found a photo of her in her work space on Pinterest, and even her office fits the theme. (And I’m envious of the stained-glass window in the background!) Perhaps she loves the seaside, and it inspires her colors and the name of this particular piece of jewelry?
I’d love to see them being worn, too! Let me know if you have any luck.
Jaw-dropping and show-stopping without any doubt. In fact the upper part would suffice. And no, it doesn’t look like any anemone I saw – neither a flower nor the sea creatures.