Live From Baselworld: Ice Inspires Tricky Autore Earring Design

With its electric Tiffany-blue tones, Paraiba tourmaline is
a pretty gemstone. But, it’s also fairly fussy, considering that it has a nasty
habit of cracking during the setting process—particularly in titanium,
according to Autore jewelry designer Panagiotis Rovas.

That’s why one of the Australian pearl brand’s latest
creations is so special: dozens of Paraiba stones swarm the surface of the
titanium (favored for its light weight in large designs) and 18k gold Antarctica
earrings. The pair is part of the Fire & Ice collection, and the design is
inspired by molten hot lava after it cools.

They’re yours for a cool $98,000. Tell us what you think by way of the comment function.

Autore

Autore’s Antarctica earrings in titanium and 18k white gold
feature four button-shaped 9 mm–11 mm white South Seas pearls, 17.09 cts. t.w.
Paraiba tourmaline, 16.51 cts. t.w. labradorite, 5.57 cts. t.w. Australian black opal, and 5.38 cts. t.w. colorless diamonds; $98,000.

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