A good portion of our collective obsession of the season amounts to the things we eat and the things we wear: sweaters, Halloween costumes, pumpkin spice everything, apple cider. We love stocking up on anything and everything that welcomes autumn with a hearty hug (and goes down easy with a pumpkin beer). As well we should—it’s fun!
As wonderful as those things are, the star of the season is Mother Nature, is it not? Where would our boots and sweaters be if not for the backdrop of autumn that is the leaves, in all their red, brown, green, and gold glory?
Tempted by these leaves, anyone can be an outdoor person. Even someone like me, who runs from bugs, gains the nerve to spend hours with nature just to be one with the leaves. You, too, can be a rustic outdoor adventurer, if only for the picture-perfect opportunities the season provides.
This pair of earrings from Los Angeles jeweler Vram evokes that indoors-meets-outdoors vibe, combining two elements of nature that couldn’t be more different from each another. In fact, Google the word rustic, and you’ll find that fancy is listed as one of its antonyms.
Brought together by the aid of a skilled artisan’s hands, the fancy diamonds (actually, they are literally fancy) and rustic wood (as rough-and-tumble as palm wood can be, anyway) provide for one of the most beautiful jewelry creations you’d ever hope to see, with enough autumn spirit to rival your pumpkin spice latte.
At the top of the earrings, disco balls glitter in fall’s best hues. They dangle tear-shape drops of carved palm wood, a sort of rustic-looking—but also highly exotic—element that evokes thoughts of acorns decorating a Thanksgiving table just as much as it does a tropical island decked out for Halloween.
Founded by Vram Minassian in 1985, Vram is in its second act: After crafting jewelry for private clients and other brands, in 2015 the designer moved to debut his very own line of creations. The styles have been well-received (clearly, how would they not be?)—winning a 2018 Couture Design Award for best debut and coming in as a runner-up at the 2019 Town & Country Jewelry Awards.
Top: One-of-a-kind Oak Tau earrings in 18k yellow gold and sterling silver with carved palm wood and 10.59 cts. t.w. multicolor diamonds, price on request
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