Item Description: Handmade textured brass leaf earrings by Laurel O'Brien. These earrings feature a handcut leaf shape and are accented with beautiful green garnet stones. Elegant statement earrings that can be dressed up or down for any occasion. About the Artist: Laurel is a professional jeweler and metal-smith. She grew up in the Finger Lakes area and returned to live in Ithaca after graduating with a BFA in Fine Art from SUNY New Paltz. Drawing, sculpture and other art mediums have always interested her and she likes to incorporate these in jewelry when she can. You can see this in her hand drawn and sawn out designs. She also use surface textures and hand forming to create sculptural elements in many pieces. Product Details: -Earrings are brass, hooks are 14k gold-fill. -Brass will darken over time so a polishing kit will be included with your purchase.