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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

Established in 20051stDibs seller since 2018

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Wendy Brandes 18K Gold Cat Lariat Necklace With Orange Sapphires and Opal
By Wendy Brandes
Located in New York, NY
Cat lovers -- this one's for you. This feline pendant was inspired by Wendy's love of her own furry animals, and specifically, by her first-ever cat, FitzRoy. FitzRoy broke the Inter...
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2010s Contemporary Pendant Necklaces

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Opal, Sapphire, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Wendy Brandes Black-Diamond and Gold Skull Necklace With Mirror Writing
By Wendy Brandes
Located in New York, NY
Medallions are worn to invoke guidance and luck, or remind you of what you've overcome and where you're headed. This pendant combines the ancient jewelry concept of Memento Mori with...
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2010s Contemporary Pendant Necklaces

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

Wendy Brandes Memento Mori Skull 18K Gold Locket Necklace With Black Diamonds
By Wendy Brandes
Located in New York, NY
Wendy has always been inspired by skulls, as artists have been for centuries. Skull jewelry is known by the Latin phrase "Memento mori" -- "remember you are mortal." This particular ...
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2010s Contemporary Pendant Necklaces

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Diamond, Black Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Rhodium

Moonstone Pendant Necklace in 18K White Gold With Diamonds
By Wendy Brandes
Located in New York, NY
Selene was the Greek goddess of the moon. Moonstone. F/G diamonds, totaling approximately 0.45 carats. 18K white gold. 3/4" pendant on 16" chain. Made in New York City.
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2010s Contemporary Pendant Necklaces

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Diamond, Moonstone, White Gold

18K Gold Crossed Axe Stud Earrings with Diamonds - Ukraine Donation
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 earrings and a matching necklac...
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2010s Contemporary Stud Earrings

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Diamond, Yellow Gold

Wendy Brandes Barbed Wire Diamond and Platinum Punk Necklace
By Wendy Brandes
Located in New York, NY
Delicate meets punk with this barbed-wire motif necklace. Platinum necklace, satin finish. 27 diamond rounds totaling 0.09 carats (F/G, VS1/VS2). 16" including chain and seven "barb...
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2010s Contemporary Chain Necklaces

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Diamond, White Diamond, Yellow Gold, Rhodium

Wendy Brandes 18K Gold Dragon Ring With Lapis Lazuli Globe - Ukraine Donation
By Wendy Brandes
Located in New York, NY
Globe spins in dragon's mouth. Approx. 25 grams 18K yellow gold, satin finish. Custom-cut lapis lazuli (globe). Diamond accents. Black rhodium detail. One-of-a-kind. As seen on super...
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2010s Contemporary Cocktail Rings

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Lapis Lazuli, Diamond, White Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Rhodium

Wendy Brandes Platinum and 18K Rose Gold Diamond Chandelier Earrings
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 Rose Gold "Swear" Single Stud Earring
By Wendy Brandes
Located in New York, NY
Let your earlobe do the talking with this 18K rose gold stud earring. Tastefully censored so you can wear it in polite company. Sold as a single, rather than a pair, so you don't hav...
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2010s Contemporary Stud Earrings

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Rose Gold

GIA Certified Paraiba Tourmaline Two-Finger Ring with Sapphires and Diamonds
By Wendy Brandes
Located in New York, NY
This one-of-a-kind, colored-gemstone design is more than a statement ring: It's a full-hand ornament. It fits on two fingers and can be worn with the sapphire-adorned branch resting ...
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2010s Contemporary Cocktail Rings

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Diamond, Sapphire, Paraiba, White Gold

Wendy Brandes 18k Gold Wolf Fang Earrings with Diamond Accents
By Wendy Brandes
Located in New York, NY
Like many of Wendy's designs, these curved wolf-fang earrings were inspired by a notable woman of history -- in this case, Isabella, the queen consort of Edward II in 14th century En...
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2010s Contemporary More Earrings

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Diamond, 18k Gold

Wendy Brandes 18K Gold Two-Stone Toi et Moi Ring with Rock Crystals
By Wendy Brandes
Located in New York, NY
This gorgeous cocktail ring was inspired by the 14th-century queen consort of France, known as Clemence of Hungary. It is said that her personal collection of jewelry and objets d'ar...
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2010s Contemporary Cocktail Rings

Materials

Rock Crystal, Crystal, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

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/