It's as if you can feel the pine trees that produced the fossil resin that makes this amber. Smooth, long teardrops speckled inside with clusters dangle from tiny, 18k yellow gold honeycombs. These earrings handcrafted by Annette Ferdinandsen feel earthy. And if you belive in legends - when storms occur near the Baltic Sea, the amber pieces that wash up on shore are the tears from a grieving goddess who still cries for her lost love. How romantic!
earrings total length 2 5/16"
amber drops measure 9/16" by 2"
amber gemstone is 1 1/4" long
Working from her upstate New York studio, Annette Ferdinandsen's handcrafted organic creations are influenced by nature, her travels and surroundings. Her father and grandfather were both model makers for renowned Danish sculptors. Ferdinandsen followed her lineage and attended the Rhode Island School of Design studying sculpture. This background in sculpture has influenced how important form is in her work...subtle curves and movements are signatures of her pieces. An interesting side fact, Annette was David and Ron's, the designers behind Ten Thousand Things, first employee over 20 years ago.