One of the most high-profile artists in a large and respected family of jewelers, Jolene has literally carved her own niche.
Her late parents, Ben and Felicita Eustace, were famous for their carved turquoise leaves in the 1970’s; she continues the tradition in her own, award-winning way.
She still carve stones, but more abstractly, as you can see here. The settings are still hand-wrought sterling silver, but darkened and textured, with a rugged, archaic look.
An additional innovation is the use of 18-karat gold accents, which bring shimmering warmth to the silver.
These earrings combine two designs: the circular top, a bit more refined than some of her signature textured silver, and the leaf-carved natural turquoise, dangling below.
The silver top is in three layers: from the darkened, notched base, to the notched and lightly textured second layer, to the plain, polished silver circular form, capped with the brilliant gold sun, in the center.
This 18-karat gold sun seems encircled by a rainbow. This symbolizes the ideal balance of rain and sun, leading to thriving crops, health, happiness and abundance.
A hammered silver loop connects with the ring that holds the turquoise dangle. Two tiny gold domes sit atop the diamond-shaped silver that holds the stone.
The natural turquoise is an ethereal sky blue that shades from pale to dark, at one edge. This gives each stone a lovely look of depth.
The silver bezel and base is notched, textured and somewhat darkened, with polished edges that add a sliver of gleam. Omega backs secure the earring in comfort.
This artist’s handsome and distinctive work has been recognized with many prizes and museum shows.
You will attract many fascinated compliments wearing these unusually beautiful earrings.