How do the summers fly by, while one dreary month like March always seems to last a year?! At least August has a beautiful birthstone — yellow-green peridot. In celebration, I have a few new photos of my one-of-a-kind Susan earrings, which are back on my website after a hiatus. I’m making them my Jewel of the Month.
Thanks to Megan Knight for photographing these beauties …
… and modeling them herself.
This ultra-sex-ay photo of Eryn Patton wearing the Susan design is a favorite of mine. Earrings like these definitely deserve some bubbly!
I took the Susan earrings out for a spin myself last Monday at the Women’s Jewelry Association 2015 Awards for Excellence Gala. InDesign Magazine snapped this highlarious close-up. Look! I’m wearing 16.39 carats of peridot and 1.41 carats of diamonds next to my middle finger emoji stud earring.
I created these 1 1/2″ long chandelier earrings several years ago as part of an auction to help a blogger who had been seriously injured in a small-plane crash. Another gorgeous blogger — Susan of Une Femme d’un Certain Age — was the high bidder who won blue topaz earrings, a specially engraved silver Diana necklace and immortality in the form of a namesake jewelry design. I asked Susan what kind of jewelry she’d want to carry her name and she expressed a preference for earrings and green gemstones. Voila!
A lot of experts took a close look at these earrings at the Women’s Jewelry Association event, and all of them raved over the quality of the peridot. The gems are set in 18K gold, and the earrings were handmade in New York by a jeweler whose work for other designers usually starts at around $150,000. In other words, these earrings are very, very special. You can purchase them from my website, and feel free to email me at info at wendybrandes dot com if you have any questions.
Stay tuned for my next post, which will show the rest of my WJA outfit!