Avant-garde, cutting edge, fashion forward; all these terms apply to this exceptional jeweler, as well as creative, imaginative, and innovative. Grandson of Leo Poblano, an innovator himself, and son of noted jeweler Veronica Poblano, this younger artist made a national name for himself while still in his 20’s; he continues to amaze and delight his avid collectors, world-wide.
This combination of traditional shell heishi and a contemporary, sculptural pendant of lapis, creates a wonderful esthetic tension between the conventional and the radical. Result: a marvelously modern piece. Minuscule disks of brown shell is intersperse with little silver beads, for added glitter. The pendant is attached with a silver bail that looks like a tiny coiled spring and there is an abstract bezel of folded and crumpled silver at the bottom of the strict, geometric lapis form. A cylinder of completes the piece.
Modest in size, the pendant is nevertheless eye-catching; the long double strands of heishi and antiqued silver beads are discreet supporting players to the star of the show. Extremely wearable, you can toss this necklace on everything from t-shirts to silk dresses. It will garner compliments every time, no matter what you wear it with.