RARE, STUNNING, DRAMATIC. The dark red branch corals in these earrings by jewelry designer Therese Crowe are perfectly mismatched. Their organic beauty inspired Crowe, a lifelong Lake Forester, to simply accent with complementary blue-hued opals and suspend by 18-karat yellow gold half-hoop earring tops.
Crowe handpicks the beautiful and sometimes quirky jewels that define her classic-with-a-twist style. Her business, Therese Crowe Design LTD, was established in 1991, on Chicago’s Jeweler’s Row, where every piece is handmade by fine craftspeople. She opened her boutique store in Lake Forest in 2008, and a devoted following quickly took hold. Of these coral knockouts, she advises, “wear out to dinner or to the beach.” Her designs, after all, are decadent yet utterly wearable.
Therese Crowe Design LTD is located at 291 E. Deerpath Road in Lake Forest, 847- 234-7501, and 29 E. Madison Street, Suite 1401 in Chicago, 312-269-0039. For store hours and more information, visit theresecrowe.com.