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Wendy Brandes Fancy-Cut 2.54 Carat Black Diamond Skull Earrings



18K yellow gold, satin finish. Unusual fancy-cut black diamonds, totaling 2.54 carats. White diamonds, totaling 6 points. One of a kind. Made in New York City. From Wendy: These earrings combine the ancient jewelry concept of Memento Mori with modern-day gem-cutting technologies in the form of black diamonds cut into a skull shape. I have always been inspired by skulls, as artists have been for centuries. This set is the second in my 3-part Carpe Diem series, which translates to "seize the day." The concepts of memento mori and carpe diem go hand-in-hand, reminding the wearer to live each day to its fullest, as it could be one's last. These earrings are totally one of a kind. No one else will have them -- just you! To learn more about this piece or the inspiration behind it, contact us.


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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 everything from history to iPhone addiction. Her award-winning 18K yellow gold collection -- featured here -- is inspired by fascinating women, and all designs are limited-edition or one-of-a-kind. Wendy has been featured in the New York Times, W Magazine, and British Vogue, and her jewelry has been spotted on Rihanna, model Bella Hadid and Britney Spears.
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