Friday, 22 June 2012
Moss Amethyst Tassels
We have just returned from a week on the French Riviera, and one thing that struck me was that the waitresses in the cafés and beach restaurants were jazzing up their straight uniforms of short skirts/shorts & t-shirts with beautiful dangling earrings of all kinds. And it reminded me that pair of long earrings swishing around the neck is incredibly flattering, so upon my return I made some tassel earrings like these. The large number of small faceted stones give lots of movement and capture the light beautifully.
This pair features long tassels with petite faceted pear briolettes of Moss Amethyst, shot through with black rutiles, which are connected to small hammered hoops in 14K gold fill via faceted tiles of Grape Amethyst. These are suspended from simple French earwires in 14K gold-fill, which come with little silicone 'nuts' to keep them securely in place (not shown).