Thank you to Amanda Gizzi of National Jeweler for including my Cleves winged earrings in her post about black and gold jewelry!
The earrings — inspired by Anne of Cleves, the fourth wife of Henry VIII — are onyx set in 18K yellow gold and accented with 41 points of diamonds (there are 100 points in a carat).
You can see one of the Cleves earrings on our friend Alyssa here.
I like how the statement earring goes so well with the rest of Alyssa’s ear party. Check out all those piercings!
The earrings are part of a series of onyx pieces I did, all inspired by queens. The first Cleves piece I did was a swan necklace.
In 2007, I proved Anne of Cleves was a damn genius and therefore very deserving of good-looking jewelry. Read that post out here.
Finally, my Eleanor necklace was inspired by Eleanor of Aquitaine, one of the most powerful women in Europe in the Middle Ages.