Only Annette Ferdinandsen can look at a gemstone and imagine it in the form of a fruit. She takes the unique and organic shape of these white pearls and hangs them from 18k gold grape vine leaves to create a magical pair of earrings that feel like a harvest from Mother Earth.
earrings total length 1 7/16"
white pearl drops measure 1 11/16" x 1 1/8"
earwires 14k yellow gold
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.