Rosé All Day! Cindy Chao’s Pink Sapphire Earrings

Pink isn’t a color most people associate with leaves. But Cindy Chao’s Pink Sapphire ­Foliage earrings feel ­wholly organic, rosy patina and all. The design’s naturalism was largely achieved through artistic stone-setting—the gems were “arranged in a way for their color combination to further highlight the texture of the leaves,” explains the Hong Kong–based Taiwanese designer. Conjuring exquisite detail is all in a day’s work for Chao. “My creative ­philosophy is that every piece of fine jewelry should be a miniature work of art.”  Pink Palette The earrings boast 6.8 cts. t.w. colorless diamonds, 1.45 cts. t.w. fancy colored diamonds, 10.46 cts. t.w. pink sapphires, 0.44 ct. t.w. rubies, and 1.68 cts. t.w. rhodolites set in 18k yellow gold. 3D Way The designer was keenly aware of how the geometry of each element influenced the overall design of the earrin

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