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About Wendy Brandes Jewelry

About the Designer: Jewelry design is Wendy Brandes’s second career. Wendy started out as a business journalist at the Wall Street Journal and CNN, later switching to pop-culture coverage during her tenure as managing editor of People magazine’s website. Her story-telling skills remain as strong as ever, but they’re now expressed in carat weight and grams of gold instead of word count. Wendy's “Fine Jewelry for Witty People" is distinguished by its stellar workmanship; warm, satin finish; hidden and symbolic details, including mechanical parts; and wry commentary on ever...Read More

Wendy Brandes Jewelry

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Wendy Brandes 18K Yellow Gold Snake Chandelier Earrings With Diamonds
By Wendy Brandes
Located in New York, NY
Surprisingly lightweight for their impactful size, Wendy's shoulder-brushing Cleopatra earrings were inspired by the Nile river and named for Egypt'...
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Early 2000s American Contemporary Chandelier Earrings

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Diamond, White Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Wendy Brandes Fancy-Cut 2.54 Carat Black Diamond Skull Earrings
By Wendy Brandes
Located in New York, NY
These earrings combine the ancient jewelry concept of Memento Mori with modern-day gem-cutting technologies in the form of black diamonds cut into skull shapes. This set is one of th...
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2010s American Contemporary Drop Earrings

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Diamond, White Diamond, Black Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Wendy Brandes Birthstone Chandelier Earrings With Peridot and 1.41 TCW Diamonds
By Wendy Brandes
Located in New York, NY
The exceptional beauty of the peridots used for these earrings made Wendy decide that this design should never be replicated. Peridot is one of August's ...
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2010s American Contemporary Chandelier Earrings

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Diamond, White Diamond, Peridot, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Wendy Brandes Diamond Chandelier Earrings in Platinum and 18K Rose Gold
By Wendy Brandes
Located in New York, NY
Platinum and 18K rose gold "shoulder-duster" earrings make a bold statement while being lightweight enough for you to dance the night away without a care. Only one pair has been c...
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2010s Contemporary Chandelier Earrings

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Diamond, Rose Gold, Platinum

Wendy Brandes 18K Gold Crossed Axe Stud Earrings with Diamonds
By Wendy Brandes
Located in New York, NY
This crossed-axe earring design was originally created by designer Wendy Brandes for singer/songwriter Skylar Grey. Wendy gifted Skylar with a pair of earr...
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2010s Contemporary Stud Earrings

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Diamond, Yellow Gold

Wendy Brandes Barbed Wire Motif Satin-Finish Platinum Necklace With Diamonds
By Wendy Brandes
Located in New York, NY
Platinum isn't just for engagement rings and the red carpet. This barbed-wire necklace brings the precious metal down to earth. A great everyday necklace with a little edge. Platinu...
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2010s American Contemporary Chain Necklaces

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Diamond, White Diamond, Yellow Gold, Rhodium

Wendy Brandes 18K Yellow Gold Snake Tiara with South Sea Pearl, Diamonds, Rubies
By Wendy Brandes
Located in New York, NY
Two twisting 18K yellow gold and diamond snakes kiss in the center of this darkly romantic serpentine tiara, forming a heart that embraces a large, baroque South Sea pearl. In creating this piece, Wendy paid as much attention to function as to form: the tiara is engineered with space for hair pins that will secure it for a full day of celebration. This wearable art was created in New York City by our top-notch goldsmiths. The design is the latest addition to Wendy's snake-themed Queen of Scots Collection. That motif was inspired by Mary Queen of Scots, cousin to Elizabeth I. Elizabeth's advisors referred to Mary as "the bosom serpent" -- close to the queen of England, and dangerous. More details below: 18K yellow gold totaling 2.3 oz, satin finish. 18K blackened rose gold. 12.8 x 14.3 mm South Sea Pearl. 76 white diamonds, totaling 1/2 carat. 9 points of rubies. Made in New York City. One-of-a-kind. Worn by Victoria's Secret Angel and supermodel Elsa Hosk...
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2010s American Contemporary Models and Miniatures

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White Diamond, South Sea Pearl, Ruby, Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Gold

Wendy Brandes 18K Two-Tone Gold Pendant Necklace With Blackened Silver Accents
By Wendy Brandes
Located in New York, NY
Inspired by Marie Antoinette's daughter, Marie-Thérèse, this chunky 18K oval pendant represents both pain and strength — Marie-Thérèse was imprisoned and mistreated during the French...
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2010s American Contemporary Pendant Necklaces

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18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Sterling Silver, Gold, Silver

Wendy Brandes South Sea Pearl 1.90 TCW Diamond Halo Ring in Brushed Platinum
By Wendy Brandes
Located in New York, NY
Inspired by the cool beauty of the moon, this one-of-a-kind ring will never be recreated. The deep color of the South Sea pearl is beautifully offset by the F/G, VS1/VS2 diamonds. Th...
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2010s American Contemporary Cocktail Rings

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Diamond, White Diamond, Pearl, South Sea Pearl, Platinum

Wendy Brandes Onyx and 18K Yellow Gold Snake Pendant Necklace, Diamond Accent
By Wendy Brandes
Located in New York, NY
This fierce statement necklace was handmade in New York City by our expert goldsmiths. The design was inspired by Mary Queen of Scots, cousin to Elizabeth I. Elizabeth's advisors ref...
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Early 2000s American Contemporary Pendant Necklaces

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White Diamond, Onyx, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Gold

Wendy Brandes Tudor-Inspired 18K White Gold Sunburst With 2 TCW Diamonds
By Wendy Brandes
Located in New York, NY
Like many of Wendy's designs, this sunburst pendant was inspired by a powerful woman -- the Tudor dynasty's Queen Elizabeth I. Elizabeth I carefully crafted a supernatural, deity-like image of herself through portraits, jewelry, dress, and literature. In Edmund Spenser...
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2010s American Contemporary Multi-Strand Necklaces

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Diamond, White Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Wendy Brandes Yellow Gold Dragon Earrings With Pearls, Diamonds, and Tsavorites
By Wendy Brandes
Located in New York, NY
This one-of-a-kind pair of earrings was inspired by the 7th century's Empress Wu -- the only female ruler of China to refer to herself as “Emperor” during her reign. Historians chang...
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2010s American Contemporary Dangle Earrings

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Tsavorite, Green Sapphire, Freshwater Pearl, Garnet, White Diamond, Diam...

More About Wendy Brandes Jewelry

Onyx and tsavorite skull ring with hidden diamonds: https://www.1stdibs.com/jewelry/rings/cocktail-rings/wendy-brandes-memento-mori-skull-onyx-tsavorite-18k-cocktail-hidden-diamond-ring/id-j_4332811/

Lion & Hunter, number 2 from the acclaimed Maneater series: https://www.1stdibs.com/jewelry/rings/cocktail-rings/wendy-brandes-gold-art-lion-animal-cocktail-sapphire-tsavorite-diamond-ring/id-j_6065852/

Dragon & Knight, number 7 from the acclaimed Maneater series: https://www.1stdibs.com/jewelry/rings/cocktail-rings/wendy-brandes-gold-art-dragon-skull-tsavorite-pearl-ruby-platinum-diamond-ring/id-j_6066282/

Wendy Brandes Diamond and Ruby Yellow Gold Snake Tiara, inspired by Mary Queen of Scots.

Bull & Bullfighter, number 4 from the acclaimed Maneater series: https://www.1stdibs.com/jewelry/rings/cocktail-rings/wendy-brandes-art-bull-gold-cocktail-animal-black-white-diamond-ring/id-j_4888611/

Whale & Jonah, number 3 from the acclaimed Maneater series: https://www.1stdibs.com/jewelry/rings/cocktail-rings/wendy-brandes-gold-art-whale-cocktail-blue-sapphire-tsavorite-diamond-ring/id-j_4888621/

New York City Taxi Cab & Passenger, number 5 from the acclaimed Maneater series: https://www.1stdibs.com/jewelry/rings/cocktail-rings/wendy-brandes-gold-art-taxi-new-york-city-ruby-black-yellow-diamond-ring/id-j_4888471/

Pink Elephant & Tipsy Writer, number 6 from the acclaimed Maneater series: https://www.1stdibs.com/jewelry/rings/cocktail-rings/wendy-brandes-gold-art-elephant-cocktail-pink-sapphire-ruby-diamond-ring/id-j_4871401/