Pearls of Spectrum

November 12, 2009 Cheryl Kremkow Jewelry Trends Tags: , , 2 Comments

 

Baroque pearl necklace by Katy Briscoe with carved sapphires and diamonds
Baroque pearl necklace by Katy Briscoe with carved sapphires and diamonds

The Spectrum Award competition featured a lot of great designs this year.  The winning designs are breathtaking, to be sure. But every year I see a lot of wonderful designs that didn’t win.  This year, among all the great colorful gemstone designs there were a lot of spectacular pearl pieces. Baroque shapes, amazing rare colors, and spectacularly large pearls were featured in very creative ways. These styles really demonstrate the amazing variety of pearls available today.

Carved bone, 18k rose gold, and South Sea pearl pin by Katey Brunini
Carved bone, 18k rose gold, and South Sea pearl pin by Katey Brunini
Octopus necklace with fancy color diamonds and South Sea pearls by Victor Velyan
Octopus necklace with fancy color diamonds and South Sea pearls by Victor Velyan
gems accent pearls in pendants by Angela Conty, left, and Llyn L. Strelau
Gems accent pearls in pendants by Angela Conty, left, and Llyn L. Strelau
Flower brooch with keshi pearls, peridot, sapphires, and diamonds by Rex McClure
Flower brooch with keshi pearls, peridot, sapphires, and diamonds by Rex McClure
Dragonfly brooch with freshwater, oyster, and abalone pearls by Jennifer Rabe Morin
Dragonfly brooch with freshwater, oyster, and abalone pearls by Jennifer Rabe Morin
Colorful pearls in earrings by Graham Edney, left, and Samuel Getz
Colorful pearls in earrings by Graham Edney, left, and Samuel Getz
Freshwater pearl, 18k gold and bakelite cuff by Susan Sadler
Freshwater pearl, 18k gold and bakelite cuff by Susan Sadler

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