40 Years in the Making: Diamond and Emerald Earrings From Alexandra Mor

For four decades, Abe Mor of Abe Mor Diamond Corp. had
housed a striking pair of drop-shaped, vivid green emeralds weighing 53 cts. in
his safe, waiting for inspiration to strike, and for someone to create the
right design. That person came along when his son got married.

Enter Alexandra Mor, who launched her own jewelry design firm this month.

A matched set of 14 ct. t.w. fancy graduating-in-color diamond
flowers served as “a gift from my husband when I began designing,” Mor explains,
and upon receipt—no surprise—inspiration struck for the layout of the
finished earrings featured here. The diamond colors range from white to green
to grayish blue, and, peach to pink to yellow.

From design to creation, the earrings took 17 months to make
and “were the last piece in my first collection,” she says. But the stones
didn’t start out as earrings. “They were studs, a cocktail ring, a brooch, and
necklace, until finally they evolved into one-of-a-kind earrings,” says Mor.

Made with a swan-like neck in mind, one earring is 8.5 inches
long while the other measures 9 inches. Platinum leaves, 18k yellow and
white gold settings, and knife-edge wire complete the pair, which retail for
$320,000.

Alexandra Mor diamond and emerald earrings

Earrings in platinum and 18k gold feature a pair of 53 ct.
emeralds and 14 cts. t.w. fancy graduating-in-color diamonds; $320,000. Alexandra Mor