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Design Journal

A New Collection: Designing the First Piece, Part 2

A New Collection: Designing the First Piece, Part 2

The "First Piece" is to be a large pendant, with a floral design in an architectural style made in 18K yellow gold, inlaid American Walnut, with a spessartite garnet center, rubellite tourmalines radiating out to the perimeter, and a drop component comprised of peridot and diamonds. When I measured the original sketch...

A New Collection: Designing the First Piece, Part 1

A New Collection: Designing the First Piece, Part 1

This sketch depicts a large pendant in 18k gold with inlaid American walnut, orange spessartite garnet,  rubellites and peridot. The “First Piece” defines a collection. It’s the couture of a series, a seed from which smaller simpler pieces will grow.