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Earrings, from Metalphysics Fall / Winter 2012 collection, 2012

This is a Earrings. It was designed by Delfina Delettrez.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Delfina Delettrez as part of Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial.

It is dated 2012. Its medium is diamonds, white marble, black onyx, madrepore stone.

This pair of earrings exemplifies Delettrez’s humorous and unnerving interest in depicting human anatomy. Elongated black onyx and diamond teardrops dangle from white marble “fingers.” The fingernails are formed by a small cluster of diamonds on one nail and fiery madrepore stone on the other. Delettrez is a fourth-generation member of the Fendi family, whose work takes inspiration from surrealism.

It is credited Courtesy of Delfina Delettrez.

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This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial.

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