|Black drusy necklace with sterling silver, 24K gold|
“Nature is an endless combination and repetition of a very few laws. She hums the well-known air through enumerable variations” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
True to Emerson’s quote, Elizabeth’s jewelry is a striking combination of sterling silver and 24K gold overlay. The ancient Korean technique called Keum-bo is achieved by heat and pressure, which gives a substantial appearance as well as a light, comfortable weight. Having worked as a professional jeweler for the past 25 years, Elizabeth is well-known for her Keum-bo jewelry.
All of Elizabeth’s jewelry is one of a kind and incorporates beautiful stone combinations. And again, like Emerson, her artist choices of stones and colors create “enumerable variations” of pattern and form.
|Bracelet of druzy, tourmalated quartz, palomino stone on sterling|
|Earrings of black druzy, 24K gold and sterling|
|Earrings of palomino stone and white druzy|
What is a druzy? Spelled many different ways, they all mean tiny quartz crystals that form within or on the surface of other stones.
When ground water carrying dissolved silica is forced into a porous area of the rock, rapid cooling often occurs, causing the formation of tiny crystals on the surfaces or in the cavities of the rock. The clear crystals often form on top of previously deposited minerals. This is called a drusy. Some minerals found in this form are malachite, hematite, pyrite, carnelian.
|Palomino stone pendant with white druzy|