This internationally collected, award-winner’s work is noted for constantly evolving imaginative designs, and expert manipulation of the finest materials. Elegant, contemporary design, involving superb materials, is a characteristic, as seen in this delicate, yet serenely bold necklace.
Svelte, subtly curved silver cradles four individual links of inlaid ocean jasper. The wonderfully varied markings of the stone, and its array of earthy hues, creates a decorative contrast to the plain silver. The center pendant combines another link, of the same size, shape, and pattern of the stone, with other pieces of ocean jasper above and below it.
Framed in textured sterling silver, these additions form an abstract figure, emphasized by the shape of the “head” and “skirt”, the silver feathers that extend above the head, and the polished domes that suggest a Hopi maiden’s hairdo. A swath of brilliant, natural red coral brings out the warm tones in the jasper’s matrix, adds a vivid accent, and also reinforces the idea of a face.
Every element of the necklace hangs from a hand made silver chain that is unusually substantial, rounded and polished. Attaching the hook into any of the links allows you to vary the length of the necklace to suit different necklines.
With flawless workmanship, unexpected and handsome stones, and a creative blend of the traditional and the modern, this necklace is beautifully decorative, but also simple enough to wear every day, and totally stunning.