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Wendy Brandes Turquoise and Ruby Skull Ring

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18k yellow gold, satin finish. Hand-carved turquoise skull. 192 custom-cut rubies, totaling 1.94 carats. Size 6. One-of-a-kind. Made in New York City. As seen on supermodel Bella Hadid on the cover of Paper Magazine. As seen on blogger Judith Boyd of Style Crone for the Wendy Brandes Jewelry "Immortal Style" campaign. Wendy Brandes Gold Collection. I’ve always been inspired by skulls, as artists have been for centuries. This type of jewelry is known by the Latin phrase “Memento mori” -- “remember you are mortal.” I interpret it as a call to live life to its fullest. This one-of-kind piece took my highly skilled artisans months to create. The turquoise was hand-carved in Germany in collaboration with my goldsmith in New York City, who provided to-the-millimeter measurements. This skull traveled back and forth across the Atlantic several times before I was satisfied that it was perfect. To learn more about Wendy Brandes Gold, skull jewelry, or to request additional images or video, please 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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