Alex: These are Ana's signature earrings and have become a modern classic since she first designed them in 2004.
Botanica Collection is based on and inspired by forest floor finds. Ana and I lived in Barcelona for a while some years ago and the parks' forest floors were covered in these intricate seeds, pods and nuts, many of them from the Eucalyptus trees which are in great abundance in the region.
The inspiration for these earrings came from the Eucalyptus gumnut, which looks a little like an acorn but has a much deeper cup shape to it. This forms the top half of the charm. The bottom half is a completely different seed which has a beautiful shape and texture to it.
The earrings have a lovely weight to them so they hang beautifully and are very eye-catching.
Ana: These are actually really tricky to make as the top half is from a hollow gumnut and the bottom half a very irregular seed shape. The seed has to find exactly the right position to fit and then be soldered in place.
Sterling Silver and 22ct Gold Plate.
When to wear
These earrings are so comfortable and well-balanced that they can be worn every day but are still striking enough to wear out for an evening.
What our customers say
Author and Interior design guru Jocasta Innes was one of the first to spot these "gumnuts" and got in touch:
“I have been meaning to write… to praise [the earrings’] design – the balance of them is perfect... it’s like a minute engineering achievement… I just feel I must congratulate you on your finesse as earring engineer... the earrings are also very pretty & I now wear them constantly”
Recommended as a gift for anyone who loves natural textures and forms.