Long Cuckoo Nest Earrings

18ct yellow gold vermeil, verdigris brass and white agate earrings with detachable ear jackets
Made to Order
Delivers in 5 weeks
Designer's Notes +

As the name suggests, the Cuckoo Nest Earrings draw their inspiration from the songbirds’ nests that richly adorn even the smallest of gardens. Here, the swirling, interlocking forms of the verdigris jacket playfully recreate a twig-like nest, whilst the smooth white agate bead at its heart is of course representative of the laid egg.

These pretty earrings can be worn one of two ways: with the drop ‘ear jacket’ or more simply as studs. They can also be mixed and matched with our series of Orbit Earrings.

The Long Cuckoo Nest 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 sit alongside the green verdigris, keeping the collection stylised in look and feel, as many English gardens once were.

Please note all Made to Order products are NON-REFUNDABLE

  • Sterling silver
  • 18ct yellow gold vermeil
  • White agate
  • Verdigris brass
  • Suitable for pierced ears
  • Please click here for information on how to care for your verdigris jewellery

Length: 30mm
Width: 16mm
Depth (excluding fittings): 20mm
Gemstones: 8mm and 10mm white agate beads


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