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Cherry Blossom Earrings Bring Spring To Winter

I have a problem, which is an ongoing desire for that which I cannot afford. Take, for example, these exquisite silver cherry blossom hoop earrings by my favorite jewelry designer Shaun Leane. I’ve got a thing for cherry blossoms; according to legend: “the dazzling white and crimson flowers were believed to be from seeds sprinkled by a goddess from the clouds of Fuji Mountain.” The earring’s branches hold pink fresh water pearls. Reality check: They’re around $700. Maybe Santa thinks I’ve been nice this year? [Shaun Leane] Keep reading »

An Interview With Jewelry Designer Shaun Leane

My favorite jewelry designer — well, except for Tiffany, of course — is Shaun Leane, the man behind some of the most outrageous jewelry and accessories that you may have seen being worn on the runway by Alexander McQueen models. On the W blog, there’s a new fast and dirty interview with the British jewelry designer in which he talks about making the silver armor hand piece that you see here for fashion icon Daphne Guinness, how long it takes to make a coiled metal corset that a runway model can actually wear, and why his favorite McQueen show involved paint-spraying robots. My favorite Leane piece is this diamonds-and-thorns-encrusted black heart locket. It has a little window in the back that lets you put a tiny keepsake inside it. Now if only I had £7,800.00. [W] Keep reading »

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