These smooth, rare Sleeping Beauty turquoise drops generate a brilliant, robin's egg blue coloring with some speckles of veining. The eggs are held in the clutches of 14k yellow gold bird claws. The color is bold in these earrings handcrafted by Annette Ferdinandsen, but they are classic and graceful enough to wear every day.
earrings total length 1 7/16"
turquoise drops measure 7/16" by 1"
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.