Annapolis Insignia Earrings 1-30-16 February 20 2016

So, the gentleman, a veteran of the Vietnam conflict, came into my shop and said his son was just accepted and is now a cadet at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis. To celebrate and commemorate the event, he had me design and make this pair of anchor earrings for his wife, the mother of the young cadet. They are pattered after the Naval Academy dress uniform insignia. The anchors were hand carved in wax and cast in 14K gold. The rope is twisted gold wire wrapped and soldered to the anchors. The accent stones are bright blue Ceylon sapphires. Not shown are the lever back ear attachments from which the anchors hang and dangle.