A cascade of colorful gemstones leads the way to a dazzling amethyst briolette in this delicately balanced drop earring rendering by award-winning jewelry designer Joana Miranda
A simple briolette dangle earring sketch paves the way for working out design challenges
Joana Miranda Studio offers affordable and lovely sterling silver ear threads with faceted quartz crystal briolette drops.
The sixth, and final, chandelier variation on a simple melee diamond hoop, combines the milgrained edge detailing of the hoop with delicate platinum chain dangles. Tiny diamond briolettes at the bottom of the chains tie in with the larger briolette dangle of the original hoop earring:
Here are all the variations side by side as I originally rendered them:
Today’s chandelier earring variation has a Spanish flamenco flair to it:
I picture this earring on a brunette beauty with chignon hairstyle (complete with flower comb) and red, low-neck, mermaid-style ruffled dress. Penelope Cruz fits the bill…
Tomorrow’s design would probably look best on someone more along the lines of Grace Kelly who embodied class, elegance, purity and a quieter sensuality. Curious? Come back tomorrow for variation #4!
Today’s chandelier variation is the second in my series of six variations on a simple diamond milgrained hoop earring. This design looks to Art Deco with its geometric shape and vertical detailing:
Although not exactly a chandelier style per se, the articulated movement of the hanging component together with the free-swinging larger diamond briolette will dance and twinkle on the ear much as does a traditional chandelier earring. Tomorrow’s variation (#3) heats up with a more Latin flavor…
I’m a very practical person, although I also thrive on feeling challenged. For this week, I decided to embrace these facets of my personality and create a series of chandelier earring designs that could be interchangeable (my nod to the practical). Although, the idea of a convertible earring is certainly not uniquely mine, I decided to come up with six interchangeable components (the challenge). To start, here is the basic element in my earring (front and side view) – a diamond hoop with milgrain detailing and a suspended diamond briolette:
As a hoop for everyday, this earring has just enough sparkle and the uniqueness of a diamond briolette to make it a standout “staple”. Tomorrow I’ll post the first chandelier attachment…
These earrings are now available in my online shop at Etsy. Hand-fabricated in tarnish-resistant Argentium Sterling Silver with a transparent blue resin “dot” and a faceted pale green amethyst briolette, these limited edition earrings are priced at a song and are sure to go fast.