Monday, December 14, 2015

Smitten - Shagreen & Tortoise

Perhaps it the cooler temps and the stress of the holidays that cause us to dream of far off sun-soaked lands and crystal blue waters.  I admit, now that I live in the Southwest, I really have little to complain about when it comes to the weather compared to my chilled-to-the-bone Midwestern roots.  But I still long for exotic travel and relaxing by the waves - this time of year more than most.

And the jewelry that I am #Smitten with from today's artist takes me down memory lane to the waves and beaches of Puerto Rico from a trip with my Mom; several visits to Mexico with The Mr. and even to a visit to Florida once or twice as a child.  And, it is her own trips to a beach in Comoros that inspired an entire artisan jewelry line!


I spy by the seashore...

If you haven't guessed who today's artist is, let me introduce you to the incomparable Marie-Hélène Loubrielle of Shagreen & Tortoise!


Moss Velvet Cuff is crafted from natural Echinetra Mathaei urchin with a rosecut green garnet accent, all
set in 22k gold vermeil is available at Stone & Strand, $490.


The Purple Dragon Ring is crafted from a natural Pecten Phallium shell & finished in 18k gold vermeil, featuring
pink tourmaline & rock crystal accents is available at Stone & Strand, $1,380.


The African Queen Serpent Ring is crafted from natural Bee Hive shell with a rosecut rhodolite garnet accent,
all set in 22k gold vermeil over silver available at Stone & Strand, $342.


Also available from Stone & Strand is the Violet Eye Cuff crafted from natural purple Cypraea Annulus shell with
a rosecut blue chalcedony accent, all set in 22k gold vermeil over silver, $490.


This Pink Coral Ring is crafted from natural Aequipecten Opercularis Rosea seashell & is finished in 18K gold vermeil.
It features a rose-cut rose quartz stone & can be purchased at Stone & Strand, $1,650.


The Purple Dragon Choker is crafted from natural Pecten Phalliumshell with a rosecut prehnite accent, all set
in 22k gold vermeil, is also available at Stone & Strand, $648.


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