ooak pearl drop earrings

OOAK rose-cut diamond & baroque pearl drop earrings, 18K

I don’t make earrings very often, but pearl drops are so perfect for them, and I love pearl drops. Also I love translucent colored diamonds and 18K gold. So, I made these earrings, and I love them! They are one-off carved pieces with a 6mm+ 1.23ct black high-domed rose-cut diamond in one, a peachy-golden 1.38ct rose-cut in the other, also just over 6mm with a nice high dome. The black diamond has a baroque golden pearl drop, and the golden diamond has an awesome Tahitian black pearl. The ear wires secure in the back of the earring behind a hook for security. These are located downtown PDX at French Quarter.

ooak 18K rose & baroque pearl drop earrings

Once I broke the mind-barrier with the above earrings, I went to town with these ginormous white Chinese freshwater baroque drops. I carved two little roses (they are both just free-handed, so each a tiny bit different) for these in 18K. I have a photo further down of the backs of the earrings so you can see the ear wire hooks. These pearls measure approx 18mm in length by 13.6mm width.

18K floral black & white pearl drop earrings

These little black & white pearl drops are dangled from little floral carved cups. Also 18K.

LOTS more photos after the click:

OOAK rose-cut diamond & baroque pearl drop earrings, 18K

I’ve never really tried to take photos of earrings before. Here I dangled them from a shish-kebab skewer stick, which looks pretty decent, minus the shish-kebab skewer. My friend had the suggestion to rig up something using fishing line, which seems like it would work. I’ll get on this.

OOAK rose-cut diamond & baroque pearl drop earrings, 18K

OOAK rose-cut diamond & baroque pearl drop earrings, 18K

OOAK rose-cut diamond & baroque pearl drop earrings, 18K

ooak 18K rose & baroque pearl drop earrings

Yes. Definitely need to lose the stick.

ooak 18K rose & baroque pearl drop earrings

And the scrappy fingers: I had to photoshop out all the little nicks and scrapes and polishing compound from my fingertips. Not pretty.

ooak 18K rose & baroque pearl drop earrings

The colors in these pearls are so cool: pinks and blues and bright green! Very iridescent little (big!) guys.

ooak 18K rose & baroque pearl drop earrings

This unfortunate shot strongly features my foreshortened thumb, but is supposed to be highlighting the secure hook-back ear wires. I include it here for academic purposes.

ooak 18K rose & baroque pearl drop earrings

18K floral black & white pearl drop earrings

18K floral black & white pearl drop earrings

Not sure about the palm-shot here. I feel like the pearls look so different depending upon what they are against (white background, dark background, skin, etc.) that I tried to take a variety of shots.

Anyway, there are more earrings in the works with more pearl drops & rose-cut diamonds. Also, more single pendant drop necklaces.

One Response to “ooak pearl drop earrings”

  1. Barbara kawczynski says:

    love the earrings. Pl send price list

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