First Bud Earrings [black]
The First Bud Earrings draw their inspiration from the new growth shoots found sprouting from box hedges at every direction at the turn of spring. The round bead at the centre is a whimsical and imagined play on topiary and the box ball, one of the designer’s favourite garden features.
These verdigris stud earrings are extremely lightweight and versatile, perfect for the office or any daytime ensemble. The central black onyx bead is detachable from the verdigris floral jacket, allowing you to wear the stud with or without the ‘bud’ accessory.
The First Bud Earrings hail from our Once Upon a Time in My Secret Garden jewellery collection. Inspired by the landscaped gardens of William Kent and Capability Brown, the exotic menagerie’s of George Stubbs and Jacques-Laurent Agasse, and the writings of William Shakespeare, Phillip Pullman, Lewis Carrol and Frances Hodgson Burnett (amongst others), this collection aims to bring to life the weird and wonderful flowers and creatures that would reside in Tessa’s imagined garden.
The use of verdigris in this collection is particularly intentional. This unique ‘weathered’ finish makes the pieces look as though they have been lost in a garden for generations, like relics from a by-gone era. The patina’s rustic, green hue also represents plant life in both in colour and in texture. Up close, the verdigris finish takes on the appearance of organic moss growing on fallen logs or an ancient dry-stone wall. A complimentary, five-tone palette of gold, gunmetal grey, pure white, sunflower yellow and black sits alongside the green verdigris, keeping the collection stylised in look and feel, as many English gardens once were.
- FIRST BUD EARRINGS [BLACK]
- 18ct yellow gold vermeil
- Verdigris brass
- Suitable for pierced ears
- Please click here for information on how to care for your verdigris jewellery
Depth (excluding post): 12mm
Gemstone: 10mm onyx bead