These sterling silver wire wrapped Herkimer Diamond earrings are simple and elegant. I first came up with a similar design for a custom order, before which, I had never heard of Herkimer Diamonds. This customer liked the idea of these stones being known as “diamonds” and being rare and pretty, but not coming with the diamond price tag. She wanted to give them as a gag/nice gift. I loved the idea and figured she was not the only woman or man who might have fun giving a “diamond” as a gift so I purchased a small quantity of Herkimer Diamonds and created this Brilliant and Beautiful collection. The earrings pictured are the exact earrings you will receive. They are one of a kind.
I named these earrings after Gillian Lynne because my collection is a little heavy with notable women in the math or science area, but I wanted to honor another kind of brilliance. While reading on multiple intelligences a number of years ago, I came across a story of young Gillian as a poor, fidgety student. When her mother took her to the doctor for help, the doctor asked to speak with the mother outside, and switched on a radio as he left the room. Gillian started dancing and the doctor prescribed dancing to the distraught mother. I think her accomplishments speak to what an insightful prescription that was. She is a great reminder that the brilliance of some people is not exactly “text book.”
For more on the Brilliant and Beautiful Series and Herkimer Diamonds see my post here.
This stone has been purchased for you directly from a mine in Herkimer County.
Earrings will come in a custom Eclectry gift box.