This month, Pantone named “Marsala” as the color of the year for 2015, describing it as a “robust and earthy wine red.” As always, there was criticism of Pantone’s choice, but I like the color because it reminds me of garnets. This fall, I designed a garnet stud and ear jacket combo featuring FitzRoy the cat, and I’m thrilled that the piece was included in National Jeweler’s list of Marsala jewels for 2015. You’ve already had a sneak peek of the design thanks to Hannah Becker of Diamond Doodles — here is a closer look.
The first pair was sold right after the sneak peek, but I will have at least one other pair available for delivery early next month — and don’t forget, garnet is January’s birthstone! I will also do all other birthstones, so if you want to pre-order one of those ahead of time for the cat-loving woman in your life, holla at me at info at wendybrandes dot com. As a bonus, the birthstone studs look lovely on their own. Prices will vary depending on the type of gem used.