As a jewelry designer, I want it all. For my designs, I want fashion. I want attraction to the piece. I want delicious design. I want genuine gemstones, precious metals. And I want lots of the above.
Design excellence has been working up to this moment. The elements of excellence include:
- Single strands of pearl designs
- Multiple strands of pearls, gemstones, or chain
- Focus stone set in a wire wrap
It starts with single strand of pearls, whether they are strung straight on the strand or interfaced individually with wire. A single strand displays the individual beauty of pearls in the strand, showcasing their particular shape and color. Pick one combination of shape and color and a design of sweet simplicity emerges.
Next comes the complexity of multiple strands. Individually wire-wrapped in silver, precious pearls align with cascading silver links. The resulting multiplicity adds texture, sparkle, complexity, and interest.
Finally, add the central focus of a wire-wrapped stone or specimen, preferably a natural gemstone rough. This completes a multifaceted design of textured complexity.
There’s a lot to look at in such innovative designs. And they need not be bawdy or unnecessarily excessive. They speak of up-to-the-minute fine jewelry fashion and a fabulous fashion statement for the wearer.
Original Lorraine Yapps Cohen designs are available at Aja AK’CENTS, 7884 Girard Avenue, La Jolla, California. 858 459-8720. Ask for them by name.