Gorgeous blue Tahitian semi-baroque pearl from Raiatea held by fern fronds and fiddleheads in 14K gold.Continue reading
Hand-carved hook clasp for some colorful baroque Tahitian pearls.Continue reading
This amazing blue-ivory giant baroque Tahitian pearl deserved something pretty spectacular. I sat on it for about a year before finally designing & carving this twisting tentacled craziness for it.
I believe it worked out quite well! 18K and Tahitian pearl. This was a one-of-a-kind piece, now residing happily in the UK!Continue reading
This ring was such a joy to carve! This ring began as a design doodle that I never got around to really bringing to reality. Then I had thee perfect opportunity when a client brought me this gorgeous mabe pearl from the Sea of Cortez, and a juicy ruby to boot. And, she said, she would like to design something with seahorses! It was a perfect set-up for this ring and I think it turned out magnificently.
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This pendant was inspired in part by Fujikasa Satoko’s sculpture. She makes these blindingly gorgeous flowing sculptures reminiscent of billowing silk, crepe-y poppy leaves, Loie Fuller’s dress dance..
The pearl is super smooth Tahitian with a cool greenish-pistachio color and lots of rainbow-y overtones. More images after the click:Continue reading
I pretty much flipped out when I first spotted these gorgeous baroque silvery-blue akoyas at the gem show. I’ve only ever seen akoyas that were perfectly round, very prim, very Mikimoto-style. These are not those.
I have a particular fondness for blue-tinged pearls in particular too. I knotted these on silk into a 32″ strand with 22K carved snake S-clasp. I like the contrast of these icy akoyas with the super warm 22K.
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I re-created my Sea Tendril Pearl Solitaire design after my old mold broke down. I’ve had this design on hiatus from my shop for quite a long time, but I’m excited to bring it back and begin making these rings again. This one is set with a really lovely Tahitian black pearl that has great green and magenta overtones, and a light button-y shape.
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Rococo Leaves Pearl Mounting in 18K white gold with a honkin awesome South Sea beauty! Two little diamonds are set in the shoulders as well
I love love love this pearl mounting and might need to make one for ME to wear. That means I have to make the decisions I force my clients to make: WHICH pearl?! A peacocky black Tahitian? I do have a fondness for those pistachio silvery green ones too.. What about going craaazy and using something pink? A giant peachy pink metallic awesomeness set in 18K yellow. YUM! But then that 18K white gold is so lovely with its antique ivory color.. I wonder how a gold pearl, set in white gold, with two tiny yellow diamonds in the shoulder would look? This is probably why I don’t wear a lot of jewelry—too many options make for too tough of a decision.
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Amazing giant Chinese freshwater pearls in myriad shades of ivory and pink. Knotted on silk with a gold carved snake S-hook.
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