We are ready to Spring forward with this beautiful collection of hand carved shell flowers set with sterling silver. Surrounded with Mother of Pearl, Pink Mother of Pearl and Abalone flowers that will add a bit of Spring to your ensemble. Mother of pearl and abalone are all types of nacre which is formed by some sea molluscs as the inner shell layer. It is also the same nacre material that a mollusk uses when it makes a pearl. Nacre or shell is strong, resilient and iridescent.
Pink Mother of Pearl and Cubic Zirconia with Sterling Silver Pendant
New Wildfire Forest Series by Stuart Abelman, California
These ruby gold vases by Stuart Abelman are stunning. The color is warm and vibrant with iridescent elements. Stuart Abelman was one of a select group of pioneering studio glass artists who saw the magic and challenge in glass and set about taking the medium further than ever before. Stuart uses his own formulas and the finest silica sand to ensure the purest quality glass possible. Each piece is made entirely of hot molten glass and is worked and completed at the furnace. All the colors and design patterns are formed from the hot glass. Many of the beautiful colors are made with gold, silver and other precious metals.
Stuart Abelman has been working with hot glass for over thirty years and we are certain it runs through his veins!
Pretty in Pink, Rhodochrosite
First found in Romania in low temperature ore deposits in silver mines, rhodochrosite is mined in Capillitas, Argentina in an old Incan silver mine that has beautiful fine light to dark rose layers. The Incas believed rhodochrosite was the blood of their former rulers that has turned to stone. That is why you will hear this stone called “Inca Rose” or “Rosa del Inca.” Rhodochrosite is a strong stone to aid emotional healing and is thought to encourage you to feel love for yourself.
Additional New Southwest Jewelry
Fun, shimmering and dangly these handcrafted sterling silver turquoise earrings are just a sample of some of the great new pieces we have been displaying throughout the store this week. Turquoise is thought to recharge our spirits during times of tiredness, so if you are feeling a bit tired from losing an hour this weekend, wear a bit of turquoise and see if it helps recharge you.
New Work by Karen Pester, California
These whimsical and cheerful dichroic glass animals by Karen Pester are so special. Karen makes these pieces by hand. They are fired twice in the kiln to fuse the glass and bend the legs and tails. The gold is 22k fired gold.