These elegant drop earrings feature freshwater pearls carved to resemble roses, with stem-like white gold findings rising above them. They are a wonderful example of the types of pieces that make up our Galatea collection here at Joseph Jewelry, and you can stop by our Bellevue, WA showroom any time to see them in person.
The hallmarks of the Galatea line include a focus on organic themes and the incorporation of light in interesting ways into the design. These pieces are also notable for their creative combinations and uses of traditional materials in an attempt to constantly push the limits of what’s thought to be possible in fine jewelry design.
The pearls used in this set are white freshwater pearls, and at 10.5mm in diameter, they provided ample surface area for the full realization of the carved design. They are shaped to resemble roses that have just begun to open, and they’re positioned so that their tops hang directly downward. The intricacy of the carving creates irregularities in the surface of the pearl that cause it to reflect light in different directions, and that allows for a full exploration of the beauty of the material. Earrings
The pearls attach to the findings through 14k white gold caps that are shaped to depict the way the stem of a rose connects to its bud. This helps to complete the organic look of the design, and it makes for a smooth visual transition to the narrow bale above. This bale consists of a thin wire that loops upward from the rose bud before curving back to pass through the earlobe.
The white gold of the cap and the finding contrast subtly with the pearl below. The silvery shine of the metal helps to highlight the nuance of the design without taking away from the pearls as the main focus of the set.
Includes: Floral, Pearl, Polished, Drop, White Gold,
14k White Gold Earrings
2 Fresh Water Pearls - 10.5mm