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?