Anyone who has visited a Gothic cathedral is sure to be able to recall its fantastic windows. The so-called ‘Gothic light’ is produced by glass painting brought to perfection.

The watermelon tourmaline slices in these ‘gotico’ drop earrings too are of such perfection that it would be very difficult indeed to find their equal. Normally, such slices are thicker and less evenly proportioned, and they reveal more obvious impurities.

From the very first moment I saw them, my ideas were that light should shine through them, and that their perfect shape must not be obscured by the setting in any way. I wanted to show them off to their very best advantage, like a Gothic window.

drop earrings 925 silver, blackened
watermelon tourmalines, black spinels, shocking pink spinels