Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Nerita seashell, wave ring

 These is a Nerita seashell, found in Tamarindo Beach by our little daughter, the particular shape of the seashell remind us the waves, and this was the seed who inspired the ring's design.
The seashell is set in handmade sterling silver band, with a coral reef texture and oxidized technique.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Watermelon Tourmaline gold ring

Asymmetric cut of watermelon tourmaline semiprecious stone, set on handmade sterling silver with 18kt gold nuggets. The band is hammered random, with a Costa Rica rainforest design.

Silver textured bands

These pieces are handmade on sterling silver and fine silver, the different textures are inspirated in the essence of Costa Rica's nature, her contrasts, from coral reef , to their rainforest ......Birds, bark  trees, flowers, volcanos,  their tropical sunsets  and their pristine beaches.. are also the motivation for us to create and play with the metal pretending emulate the Costa Rica's treasure... these pieces enclose a meaning , the one who wear it only will know...

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Friday, September 16, 2011

Dendrite quartz necklace

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This is another amazing semiprecious stone from Mina de Gerais Brazil, called dendrite quartz. Is a clear quartz with fern like dendrites and occasional yellowish clouds. Formed when various oxides in liquid seep into fissures in the parent material. Very nice looking material. The inclusions are composes with different minerals as iron, magnesium, manganese and other oxides. Some of these patterns are quite striking, as you can see.The term "dendrite" comes from the Greek word dendron, which means "tree".

Set in handmade fine and sterling silver, this piece is definitively for collectors.