Gems and Jewels

05 Jan 2022

A statement piece from these local jewelers can help liven up your wardrobe

Photos by G. FRANK HART

Vibrant green and blue sea glass sourced by artist Nancy DiTocco McCarthy herself star in this versatile sterling silver necklace available at at Blue Moon Gift Shops.

The bracelet called "Bezel Set Beauty" is a sapphire and diamond custom piece available at Perry's Emporium. 

Bands for her and bands for him can be custom creations at Perry’s Emporium.

Locally designed jewelry is an important niche at Lumina Gems. (left to right) Sterling silver and 18k yellow gold with Opal in Matrix bezel set, made by Rica Fenza of Lumina Gem; Sterling silver and amethyst cabochon earrings, made by Melissa Manley (local artist); Brass with 18k yellow gold plating circle earrings, made by Syliva Benson (local company); Brass with 18k yellow gold plating Bouy Necklace, made by Syliva Benson; (bottom left) 5.97 carats Loose Mint Tourmaline, cut by Chris Wolfsberg (local gem cutter); 14.54 carats loose Aquamarine, cut by Chris Wolfsberg. Aquamarine and 18k yellow gold beaded necklace, made by Katharyn Zava (local artist); Rutilated Quartz and Peruvian Opal beaded necklace, made by Katharyn Zava; Gold plated and Keshi Pearl drop earrings, made by Shelton Metal (local artist); Sterling Silver Shark Fin ring, made by David Baum (local artist); Oxidized Sterling Silver Shipwreck coin pendant on chain. Made by Shelton Metal. All available at Lumina Gems.

Necklaces and bracelets with a story and message such as A Sailor’s Valentine make gift-giving easy at T.S. Brown Jewelry.

Contemporary fine jewelry including square-shank rings by artist Roberto Vengeochea at Art in Bloom Gallery. Vengeochea’s creations have been referred to as “Dali-esque”, a reference to Salvador Dali, his futuristic and unconventional three-dimensional shapes encasing fine gemstones and diamonds in exciting ways.

Examples of the creative custom work and jewelry is all handmade by one of five designers at Tavernays Jewelers.

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