Inspired by a piece of ancient bronze jewelry over 1000 years old, this collection incorporates the timeless spiral symbol of eternity and the cycles of life with bold colors of turquoise and brilliant red Mediterranean coral. Much of this coral was purchased during my travels in Italy, Greece, and Croatia.
Being true to the inspiration piece, many of the pieces in this collection are made of bronze, and then finished with a heavy layer of 14K yellow gold to add lasting brilliance and contrast with the colored gems. See item descriptions for full details.
Mediterranean Collection - Group 1 - Turquoise and Gold!
Necklace: These pieces truly are the color of the Mediterranean Sea. Necklace is a combination of turquoise cut into "rondeles", which are a chunky saucer shape. You can see the darker matrix of stone in each piece of turquoise. Also included are handmade Greek porcelain beads in the perfect turquoise color. The gold accent pieces are 14K gold over bronze. The necklace is strung on leather and closed with my handcrafted clasp in vermeil (heavy 14K over sterling silver). Necklace is 23" long. $225
Bracelet: I crafted the gold over bronze beads and clasp in this bracelet with the ancient spiral symbol of eternity. Set apart with turquoise and turquoise colored porcelain beads from Greece, this bracelet is 8" long. $155
Necklace: This delicate necklace has a focal pendant (about the size of a dime) that is made of bronze and inspired by a piece of ancient bronze jewelry over 1000 years old. The unique finish on the pendant is my secret formula that chemically speeds up aging to give it the patina of an ancient artifact. This is not a paint, but a chemical agent that reacts with bronze as years of natural weathering does. It is sealed with a clear enamel. I crafted the gold over bronze beads and clasp in this bracelet with the ancient spiral symbol of eternity. Strung on leather for years of comfortable wear. 19.75" long. $145
Earrings: Filigree earrings are dainty and detailed. The accent stone is turquoise and two colors of blue enamel add additional interest. These earrings are made of vermeil (heavy 14K gold over sterling silver. $175
Necklace: Colorful chrysacola (a blue/green mixed stone), azurite (blue stone), and handcrafted porcelain beads in turquoise color make up this chunky necklace that is graduated in size. Generous 20" long and closed with a vermeil (heavy 14K over sterling silver) toggle clasp that is shaped like a stirrup. $225
Mediterranean Collection - Group 3 - Mediterranean Coral
These pieces are made with gorgeous Mediterranean coral that I purchased during my travels. Some came from Ephesus, some from Dubrovnik, and various other ports in the Med.
Necklace: The focal bead and smaller saucer-shaped coral beads are set apart by bright 14K over bronze beads with an ancient spiral design. Finished on fine braided red leather and closed with my whimsical zigzag hook and loop clasp in 14k over bronze. 19" long. $225
Necklace: This is a special piece because the coral is from Ephesus and it is quite old. The flatter beads are also Mediterranean coral. The focal pendant was inspired by a piece of ancient bronze jewelry over 1000 years old, is 14K over bronze, as are the accent beads and unique clasp which feature the spiral symbol of eternity. 19" long. $325
Necklace: The three coral pieces are set apart by bright 14K over bronze beads with an ancient spiral design. Finished on heavy red leather and closed with a double hook and clasp in 14k vermeil( heavy 14K over sterling silver). 19.5" long. $180
Mediterranean Collection - Group 4 - Faceted Red Quartz
Necklace: 20 inches of deep red faceted quartz beads surround a spiral pendant. The pendant was inspired by a piece of ancient bronze jewelry over 1000 years old, is 14K over bronze, as are the accent beads which feature the spiral symbol of eternity. Hook and eye clasp is vermeil (heavy 14K over sterling silver). $275