Canadian Sunset Necklace by Shirley Price
Beautiful mookaite mined in Australia is set in fine silver bezels and backs. Fine silver is 99.9% pure so tarnish is of no great issue. Bamboo twigs were fashioned from sterling silver by a process of reticulation (melting with a torch). The single pearl is the artist's signature.
Handcrafted by Shirley Price of Indio, California.
A cool elegance and soothing balance draws the viewer into Shirley's limited edition, fine silver collection. The Asian-inspired pieces announce the beautiful symmetry of line and color. Her designs express the visual and emotional relationship between the metal and stones, thereby establishing the best possible marriage of the two. They are the melding of contemporary with the best of heritage, delivering pieces that are commanding when viewed, dramatic when worn.
Free-form, hand-cut, hand-polished cabochons are selected for the depth of color and intriguing textures. These are set with fine and sterling silver. A single pearl on each piece has become my recognized signature. My pieces are often named for a virtue; grace, gratitude, joy, happiness, and peace.