Jolene is one of the most celebrated and well-known of all her gifted siblings, and the proud mother and aunt of a younger generation of award-winners, as well.
She has continued the carved stone style characteristic of her late parents, Ben and Felicita Eustace, in the 1960’s and ’70’s – but with her own brand of artistic flair.
These handsome earrings feature a carved leaf of natural turquoise, in a pretty greenish hue, sunlit with golden-tan matrix.
The high-quality, natural turquoise has been hand cut and polished, leaving it with a visible texture and understated luster.
Substantial in size and depth, the stone is set high, away from the blacked base of silver.
Curled around one side of the turquoise leaf, is a beautifully naturalistic, silver feather, textured and notched, with a polished spine.
The gleaming spine draws the eye to the lovely shape of the feather, which repeats the scalloped edge of the turquoise leaf.
The edges of the silver base are also carved into scallops, matching those in the feather and turquoise leaf, for a fluid, lovely form.
Warmly gleaming circles of 18-karat gold at the top and bottom of the earrings, add color and contrasting, smooth texture to the piece.
A minuscule dome of antiqued gold sits near the top of the feather, opposite the gold circle.
With the different, but compatible, lobed shapes, antiqued and textured surfaces, and those shimmering gold circles, these earrings are an extraordinary ensemble.
The workmanship matches the imaginative artistry of the design, and the materials are also first-rate.
This award-winning jeweler has created another remarkable piece of wearable art that will be treasured for generations.