Jean Rollins’ Home Jewelry Show 2/13/11
Lainey is very excited about meeting you all at my home on February 13, 5PM – 8:30PM! She is attending the Tuscon Gem and Mineral Show January 31 – February 5 and will be returning with some delicious gems and pearls to incorporate into her unique designs this year.
Take a look at some interesting custom jobs Elaina Designs completed in 2010. These designs show the wide array of jewelry that she makes. When she designs with the intent to upscale your diamonds, pearls and old jewelry, the limitations of what you bring provides an exciting challenge. Her intent is to create versatile jewelry that is wearable and lovely with perhaps special meaning for you.
18KT white gold Diamond Studs were a gift from her husband with sentimental value, but Laura loves color! Using the original diamond settings, we added hot pink tourmaline and sizzling peridot that swing in 14KT Rose Gold.
June loves antique jewelry and had requested an Enhancer to wear on her 8 mm Round Pearls. As a Christmas surprise, her mother supplied the gems from outdated family jewelry. We melted the gold to pay for most of the labor and decided upon a floral motif set in silver to offset the high labor cost. The Enhancer has a timeless elegance that June can enjoy for a lifetime of wear, plus the sentiment of gems that were worn by her mother and grandmother.
Susan came to me with several pieces of jewelry she no longer wore to be melted down. One piece was too interesting to melt and I suggested a necklace that would save the intricate handiwork in an 18KT Diamond Pin she had inherited, but never worn. She also had a tassel chain that worked perfectly as the necklace. We cut the pin into sections, saving the delicate gold work around each diamond and selected two flower components from an outdated bracelet to soften the hard edges around the cut up pin sections. Filigree elements were also added to maintain the integrity of the original pin design and give each section grace where it is soldered to the chain. It moves, sparkles, is sexy and fun.
Jane had unremarkable Diamond Rings she had inherited, but wanted earrings with elegance with artistic flair. But she also needed simple gold earrings that she could wear everyday. I suggested my small Teardrop Hinged Earrings for everyday wear, and designed the Platinum and 14KT White Gold Danglie Diamond Jackets for occasions that call for pizazz. We used her old settings to save on cost.
Susan had Mikimoto Pearls her husband had given her years ago, but the strand was short and had no impact. On a trip to China, she had purchased a second strand of pearls that nearly matched her originals, and wanted them mixed in to make one long strand. We removed tiny diamonds from uncomfortable rings and old clasps, and melted the gold to put towards labor cost. The new 64” strand of pearls are knotted on silk and can be worn doubled or tripled to showcase the handsome heavy 18KT Handmade Clasp. This makes a statement.
Wes and his wife have been married for decades, but he never had a wedding ring. Ready for one now, he wanted something special. He had inherited gold cuff links and other jewelry that was not his style, and decided to melt it all down. After creating several pairs of custom earrings for his wife, paid for from the gold melt, we still had money to spare for his wedding ring. He selected a rare Rainbow Moonstone with natural color-change Alexandrite that hop from green to turquoise in different light. 14KT Green Gold looked best on his skin and complimented the gems. The ring has an earthy hand textured pattern and a mysterious glow, like all well seasoned relationships.
We look forward to seeing you Sunday, February 13, 5PM-8:30PM!