Lola Brooks 22k & rectangular colombian emerald earrings, 102.57ct

$12,000

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Lola Brooks 22k yellow gold & rectangular Colombian emerald earrings, 102.57ct.  The cushion shaped emeralds hang from an 18k ear wire finished with .6ct of emerald-cut emeralds.  Each stone measures approximately 1 5/8″ x 1″ & when hanging, the earrings measure 2 1/4″ from the top of the ear wire to the bottom of the earring.

- cushion cut Colombian emeralds, 102.57ct total carat weight
- emerald-cut emeralds, .6ct, total carat weight
- 22k yellow gold bezels
- 18k yellow gold ear wires
- 2 1/4" total length
- each earring weighs 13.53g

When Lola Brooks picked up a soldering torch for the first time, she knew she was destined to become a jeweler.

Today, the metalsmith’s informal-yet-elegant namesake line reflects a diverse set of influences ranging from the Victorian-era obsession with death and sentimentality to the Arts & Crafts movement and modernist American studio jewelry. Stones, often hand-cut, are the starting point for Brooks, who incorporates a rainbow of gems from rubies to tourmaline in her collections—though has a professed fondness for diamonds. Each piece is fabricated or carved in wax and cast, resulting in limited production and one-of-a-kind works.
An artist and educator who studied at Pratt Institute and earned a BFA in metals at SUNY New Paltz, Brooks has had her work chronicled in numerous publications. Her pieces can be found in the permanent collections of New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Art and Design.