Tuesday, January 22, 2013
"To keep the edges of this teardrop-shaped Ethiopian opal safe, Pamela Froman bezel-set it in her own alloy of 18k pink and yellow gold. She added a diamond-studded swirl over the bottom of the bezel to form an extra layer of protection for the opal's delicate tip, mirroring the element at the top. Set from the back, the opal is covered with a filigree cutout sheet of gold, then laser welded at the edges, taking advantage of the laser's ability to weld next to heat-sensitive gemstones."
This gorgeous one-of-a-kind cuff is currently available at McCaskill & Co. in Destin, FL.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
We just received our copy of the fabulous CIJ International Jewellery publication: Trends & Colours, and we spotted a couple of Pamela's designs illustrating upcoming color trends!
Cheerful & Bright: "A warm and cheerful colour [palette] evoking sunshine and happiness..."
Pretty in Pink & Purple: "Pink and purple are among the favourite colours for fine jewellery. They range from soft tones to brighter and bolder shades..."
Monday, January 7, 2013
P.S. - If you feel like reading a little more about our annual trek to Tucson, check out our blog post from a few years ago: Tucson Trip 2009, Part I: In Search of the Elusive "It Stone"