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flower power earrings with orange spessartite

flower power earrings with orange spessartite

Cast sterling arnica calyx with 18karat gold long drop ear wires and 5mm orange spessartite garnet. Oxidized to highlight details.

1 1/2" from top to bottom.

A few examples of arnica calyx are pictured, similar to the one from which the earrings were prototyped. When arnica grows in the shade, or a flower on the plant gets a late start, the petals of the emerging flowers are diminutive and do not fully emerge. Instead, growth occurs in the sepals of the calyx, which, become increasingly elaborate, and come to resemble flowers themselves. You can see the tiny emerging petals in the earring center, pushed over the stones. More on arnica sepals with yellow arnica flower, listed on this page.

Sepals become like flowers.

Feminine. Elegant. Flower power.

Flowers all year.

$265.