Versatility: Diamond hooped earrings with detachable pink sapphire and diamond drops

Commissions occasionally arrive by phone call from exotic locations. This client in the Caribbean had viewed some synthetic Alexandrite earrings and asked if I could supply natural Alexandrites. These stones have extraordinary optical properties. They change colour in different light; green in daylight and pink to red or mauve with soft, warm light. Natural stones are very rare and I pointed out that they would be expensive and difficult to source. A budget was decided and the importance of a match discussed, as the client’s wife wanted a strong pink colour to compliment other jewellery I had previously designed.  I suggested rich pink sapphires as a solution for the choice of stone and also recommended I design earrings with diamonds, to be multi functional where they can be worn during day or evening/formal occasions. I presented the pink sapphires and his wife loved the pair and really liked the idea of two options of wear either as hoops or with pendant as an attachment. I sketched the design and was careful with the size of diamonds to not detract from the centre sapphires.

Result:  a pair of versatile earrings to compliment other pieces of jewellery which can all be worn as a collection. Two very happy clients!