Measurements: the earrings are 9.5cm/3.6” long in total and 2.5cm/1.0” wide the widest point
Materials: AAA micro-faceted yellow sapphire rondelles, AA garnet faceted marquises, spinel and kyanite micro-faceted rondelles, sterling silver
This very feminine design was, similarly to the Weaving Autumn Mist pendant, inspired by one of Rene Lalique masterpieces - the Peacock Brooch. This time, however, the hues are more vibrant and full of joy. It recalls the colour palette of a rainbow which I often see here in the Scottish Highlands when frequent and sudden showers together with strong autumn sunshine create heavenly arches; or like the turning leaves of sycamore tree I see on the hills.
The wavy hand crafted frame was delicately hammered and then gracefully weaved and wrapped with meters and meters of sterling silver wire to create a delicate net. To give the impression of a rainbow I used multicolor spinels at the bottom of the frame. I then added little strong blue kyanites in one corner of each earring, like a piece of clear blue sky. Yellow sapphires are like the sunrays - sparkling and shining with gold and warmth. I adorned each earring with a beautiful deep crimson garnet marquise to evoke the true rainbow red.