The jewelry I create is based upon my interpretation of the word "treasure." The word conjures up the slendors of antiquity. However, just as not all treasure is jewelry, not all jewelry is treasure. For me, it is how the rich yellow of high-karat gold combines with, and yet contrasts to, vibrantly colored gemstones to create something so exquisite that it transcends the word "jewelry" and enters the realm of "TREASURE!" With this as my starting point, I have focused on the ancient Etruscan technique of granulation to create modern pieces echoing the opulence of the distant past for those seeking their own piece of contemporary treasure.
Photo Credit: Erich C. Shoemaker (pic 1 &2) Absolute Photography (pic 3 & 4)
18K granulated pendant/broach set with blue chalcedony, blue moonstone, and sapphires with a hand-crocheted 18K chain.