EMERALD STUD AND 18CT GOLD EARCUFF
Designed to celebrate the beauty of Brazil, the Exotica (meaning: exotic in Portuguese) Collection is handmade in 18ct gold and set with precious stones, sourced from Foz do Iguaçu.
‘Brazil is one of the richest lands in the whole world for stones and belief in their healing powers is part of our culture, so this collection is the heart of the brand, combining my minimalist aesthetic with pieces of my home country’ — Adriana Chede
Stones: Five baguette-cut Brazilian emeralds
There's one on the single stud and four in a cascade design on the earcuff, which fits neatly behind the lobe or can be worn dropped down.
Properties: Emeralds have wide-ranging benefits, including luck, love, wisdom and overall energy balance. Ancient Romans dedicated it to Venus, the goddess of love, hence the name ‘the sacred stone of Venus’, and it’s thought to activate the Anahata (heart) chakra.
Birth month: November
Care: Avoid steam or ultrasonic cleaners and wash emeralds gently in warm soapy water. Make sure you don’t keep it stored with any other jewellery as it’s a relatively soft stone.
AC Tip: Wear in separate ears for an asymmetrical look or wear the stud higher in your ear if you have multiple piercings. You could even complete the collection with the Baguette Emerald Ring.
(Please note: All the pieces in this collection are one-off)