A PAIR OF CHALCEDONY AND DIAMOND EARRINGS

This piece has a special place in my heart.  I designed them when I was 16; they were the first piece of jewellery I made when I launched my business and the first piece I sold.  They were inspired by the stones and materials of Faberge.  The combination of chalcedony and diamonds was one of Faberge's classics and his use of gemstones running over the surface of smooth stones was another signature.

Earrings set with chalcedony and diamonds in white gold. The materials and techniques involved were inspired by the work of Faberge.

The very initial sketches for the chalcedony and diamond earrings.

Work by Faberge showing some of the techniques and materials that inspired my earrings.