Some wear a heart on their sleeve; you can proudly wear this beautiful heart around your neck!
This stunning mosaic inlay piece is by a renowned, prize-winning jeweler who collaborates with her husband, Frank. Both are masterful, innovative jewelers.
Charlene does most of the designing, and cuts and places the tiny mosaic pieces; Frank grinds the shell and does the silverwork, where applicable.
This mosaic inlay design, on mother of pearl, is a direct descendant of the pre-historic inlay work of the Anasazi, 700 years ago, or more.
Of course, the technique has been splendidly modernized and refined.
Kingman and other turquoise stones are cut and placed in a mosaic of tiny rectangles, with a few accents of dark blue lapis, and two larger pieces of natural, red spiny oyster shell, for visual interest.
Placement of the rectangles in varied arrangements gives this lovely heart a lively pattern.
Charlene’s larger (and newer) pieces run many times the cost of this heart, so enjoy the thrill of a bargain, as well as the beauty and innate emotion in this remarkable pendant.