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seahorse + cortez mabe ring

Monday, February 4th, 2019
18K Custom hand-carved seahorses ring with mabe Cortez Pearl & ruby

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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swirled, crepe-y carved pearl drop pendant

Saturday, February 2nd, 2019

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:

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silver-blue akoyas

Saturday, January 26th, 2019
Silver-blue baroque akoya strand, 32", 22K hand-carved snake clasp

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.

Silver-blue baroque akoya strand, 32", 22K hand-carved snake clasp


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.

This one is available for sale, by the way 🙂 More pics after the click:

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giant pink pearls + snake clasp

Tuesday, October 9th, 2018

Giant Pink Pearl Choker w/hand-carved snake clasp

Hello, Delicious!

Giant Pink Pearl Choker w/hand-carved snake clasp

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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