This prize-winning jeweler is Shawnee; her childhood was spent in New Zealand, her training in New Mexico, and she now lives and works in North Carolina. These multi-cultural, multifaceted influences have resulted in a very beautiful, very individual style: characteristically feminine, elegant, and intricate, like this exquisitely wrought necklace. Glowing like honey in sunlight, the serenely radiant topaz is smoothly and broadly faceted. Its square shape is topped off with a textured silver oval in which a tiny, polished silver ball hangs. A silver spiral, also textured, curls below the topaz with three little drops of silver attached underneath, like drops of water. This beautiful harmony of straight lines, curves, and contrasting textures might be merely an abstract design, but the contrast of sunlight and water symbols is very clearly, if subtly, suggested.The chain is a work of art in itself. Hollow cylinders of silver are joined by chiseled silver links; all of this laboriously and flawlessly hand-wrought. The clasp is equally hand made and well made, with a clever closure and lively textured pattern, in a shape that accords well with the pendant.Every bit hand fabricated, this delicately scaled necklace is simply enchanting. Luxurious in materials, impeccable in workmanship, and arresting in design, it can easily go from work to dinner; lunch to lecture, shopping to school. Wearable every day in every way, it will look gorgeous for generations.
Sterling Silver, Topaz
Length: 19″Pendant Width: 3/4″ Pendant Height: 1 3/4″