Causandra Dukepoo is an award-winning jeweler and is married to another award-winning jeweler, Michael Dukepoo. She is well-known for her own work and for occasional collaborations with Michael.
This is a whimsical, yet well-put-together mushroom. The black Jade background allows the Rosarita accents to literally and figuratively pop right off the pin. The stalk is inlaid with one richly-hued piece of Rosarita, adding additional color and depth.
Unlike Zuni inlay, where the stones are flat and the details are etched into them, this artist has arranged the three-dimensional stones using different shapes and sizes. Delineated by an edging of sterling silver, the result is splendid, in design and execution.
The high-quality, natural stones sing with colorful contrast, and they are arranged for maximum effect. Precise workmanship and excellent stone-cutting are combined with a fine sense of artistry, for a brilliant result – in every sense!