It's not often I get to design and make a special pair of earrings by commission, that is usually reserved for engagement and wedding rings. So it was a pleasant change to make these special modern girandole style earrings (a nod to the large teardrop shape cluster pendant earrings of yesteryear, so popular in Europe during the 18th Century).
These were a surprise 60th birthday gift from her family, and the brief went something along the lines of "large, not too heavy, dark silver, colorful stones in peacock tones".
I think these fit the bill. Oxidised sterling silver petal shaped clusters, star set with multi toned sapphires and green garnets.