Master Designer Jorge Adeler has an eye for fine gemstones, but his baroque cultured pearls are wondrous. He makes designing jewelry with them seem effortless, although in reality, it can be very tricky. In these earrings, the pearls have become one with the settings - no small feat for fireball pearls. This elegant combination has an almost organic beauty.
Less formal, but equally beautiful, are these textured platinum dangles — perfect for any occasion.
Michelangelo said: "I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free". I think of that quote whenever I see the pearl carving work of Eric Windeck.
The nature of nacre is sometimes mysterious. Under the surface, nacre can be wildly capricious—meaning that peeling back a layer of nacre on a cultured pearl may reveal an unattractive proteinaceous layer, air pockets, dull patches, or possibly worst of all—an implanted nucleus.
In the above examples, Eric has used his skills to...
Imagine a place where the finest natural pearls have been harvested and treasured for centuries and you might have an idea of how audacious and exciting it is for cultured pearls to be grown in the heart of this legendary natural pearl harvesting region. More importantly, pearls are farmed using the renowned Pinctada radiata oyster.
Suwaidi Pearls farm, located in Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates
The pearl farm was "established in 2005 by prominent Emirati Abdulla Al Suwaidi, and is...
Marisa La Belle of Atelier Marisa has created fanciful, yet edgy insect jewelry to play up Tahitian pearls. This dramatic earring, featuring a trapiche emerald, has a lucky fly wandering away from a spider's web.
And the bee is hovering right over the honeycomb in this jewel.
Marisa is the creator of Orbit 8 earrings. See her previous articles HERE and HERE.
This presentation was made at CIBJO Congress 2017 in Bangkok, Thailand by Justin Hunter of J Hunter Pearls, Fiji. CIBJO is The World Jewellery Confederation - a worldwide body which promotes Global Cooperation, Harmonization and Corporate Social Responsibility.