I was taken by this unusual earrings sporting ruby cabochons because they were made from a very special pair of cuff links. I like to write about redesigning jewelry from older pieces so here is the first example I know of a masculine jewelry item being made into something that is mostly worn by women.

Cravebeauty, an American designer remade her Dad's cuff links so that she could wear them often. According to her mother, her Dad bought them in Tokyo in the 1950's whilst on leave from the US Army during the Korean war. He passed away a number of years ago so these earrings have become a wonderful memento. She says that she often "worries" the stones when she needs to de-stress perhaps subconsciously calmed by memories of a much-loved father.

Picture with kind permission from Cravebeauty whose Flickr site is here.