Palladium Leaf Earrings

November 2013
Palladium

When I was designing my wedding ring, I ordered small quantities of various white metals to see how they would look in contrast to each other. For the following Hanukkah, a fortnight after the wedding, I used these samples to make gifts for my wife.

For this particular design I took the long piece of palladium wire I'd purchased for comparison and used it to create these delicate earrings. I liked the contrast of the jagged lightning bolt shape and the gently curved oval outer border. The earrings remind me of everything from an abstract leaf to a stylized Yin/Yang shape to a surfboard with a racing stripe.

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