I created these earrings for Spring 2014. I wanted to celebrate the beautiful soft pink hues of the rose quartz, rhodocrosite and pink opals in the season when pastel colors are a fashion staple. I use solid brass metal in order to have gold color without kt gold cost. I avoid using gold plated or gold filled metal as I want my pieces to have a long life without concern of a finish wearing off. Brass will develop a natural patina which can enhance it's beauty or give it an antique look, or it can be easily maintained shiny and bright with simple brass polish. The cascading dangle style of earring is one of my favorites as it gives the earrings soft movement on the wearer and works with casual or formal looks.