Blooming Lotus Earrings // 14k Yellow Gold and Carved Vegetable Ivory
Have you ever heard of Vegetable Ivory before?! It can take many forms, but what you're looking at here is a carved Tagua nut (a palm tree.) I've seen many animal ivory carvings and I must say that this is such a lovely (a victim-less) alternative! There seems to be an inner glow to the carved lotus. Something about it's translucency seems to give its own light source!
I wanted to give this piece a little something more, so I hammered 3 dainty pieces of 14k Yellow Gold to have them dangle below the flower. It's almost like the lotus is pouring out gold light!
These earrings may look BIG, and they are larger than most of my earrings, but, as always, I have comfort in mind! They are not too heavy on your ears, unless you are SUPER sensitive, but in that case you most likely shy away from larger earrings. The carved lotus is slightly smaller than a quarter and the earrings dangle 2.8'' from point to point.