As promised, I’m posting a more “balanced” earring rendering tonight using the same color combination of topaz, diamonds and amethyst gemstones I used in yesterday’s rendering:

Topaz, Diamond and Amethyst Drop Earring Rendering by Joana Miranda
Topaz, Diamond and Amethyst Drop Earring Rendering by Joana Miranda

In this earring, I think I’ve achieved a better balance and grouping of the stones.  Notice that the topaz and diamond gemstones are grouped in 3s; the amethyst briolette makes for a pleasing finish to the earring and brings the gemstone count to 7 in all…reinforcing my feeling that true beauty is often found in irregularities.

I could see this earring design being successful with a pearl drop instead of the faceted amethyst briolette, or with various combinations of gemstones for the upper portion of the earring.  Using all diamonds for the upper portion would be stunning; I could also see a wonderful version of the earring using graded colors of sapphires with a black Tahitian pearl.


“Imagination is the highest kite you can fly.”

(Lauren Bacall)


  1. awatercolor says:

    Beautiful rendering and design. Your jewelry is soooooo classy.
    Thanks for liking my new blog post on Birds and Blossoms.

    • Joana says:

      Hi Andrea,

      And thank you for keeping up with my bloooog! One of my violist colleagues turns out to be a very talented pastels artist. I might pick your brains some time about people that he might approach with his work. But now I’m off to bed – I’ve got an early start to tomorrow since I’ll be out in NJ for a dress rehearsal and concert.

      Ciao! Joana

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