Britt’s Pick: Erika Winters’ Diamond Estella Earrings

If you ask me, Erika Winters is the best jewelry photographer there is. I know that’s a definitive statement, but it’s one that I believe to be true. No one has ever brought a diamond to life like she has—antique diamonds especially—and I don’t know how she does it.

Perhaps my view is based on a predisposition I have for Winters’ talent, but she’s taken that skill for jewelry photography and infused it into jewelry design, making each of her creations come alive in the most incredible, light-filled way. The designer is mainly focused on engagement rings, but for those who are already set in that arena, there is—thankfully—a variety of other styles bearing the mark of her genius.

I’ve got my eyes on this pair: the Estella earrings, sparkling with Old European-cut center diamonds, and featuring a starry silhouette in Winters’ signature soft, brushed gold and milgrain detailing. There’s no need for clever wordsmithing to justify an obsession—I’ve probably said too much already—they’re just beyond worthy.

One-of-a-kind Estella earrings in 18k yellow gold with 1.63 cts. t.w. Old European-cut diamonds and 0.07 ct. t.w. round brilliant diamonds, $16,390

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