The Parker Lariat style necklace is s subtle stunner, totally seasonal colors! Just flip one side over the other and counter balance the beautiful gems. A distinct, hand carved, light-colored Carnelian Bead coupled with a diminutive Sterling Silver Bead. Juxtaposed against an iridescent, metallic hued Fresh Water Pearl that is topped with six cascading pure Sterling Silver Beads and mounted on pure Sterling Silver components and chain. The name Parker holds meaning as the gamekeeper.
The stones make a singular partnership, chosen for their shape and balance. Each gem is raw, natural, hand-cut and polished minimally to keep the integrity of the minerals. The merging of these fine details produce a distinctive design.
24-26" Lariat length
All of the Pearls vary in shape, color and size. The Carnelian are all of a similar cut and size of the stones shown in the product shot.
This necklace is carefully crafted with large, ornamental, incongruent-shaped pieces juxtaposed against the small, geometric color-filled ones. The combination creates a beautiful balance as it moves naturally. Beaming with incredibly vibrant gems. Some shiny and polished and others classic, weathered and rutty from time. All bathed in rich jeweled tones colored from the earth.
I've incorporated the seductively hued stones with beads of the finest variety. The beads are carefully chosen for their antiquity and craftsmanship of their makers. Please note minor flaws or imperfections may appear within these hand-crafted beads or inclusions within the natural, raw gems. It's one aspect of their inherent beauty.
Every design is accompanied by a list. The list encompasses history, as well as scientific details, and the meta-physical healing qualities inherent to the metals, gems & beads on your piece. All accessory and jewelry items are shipped securely inside BINC bodyBAUBLES signature, keepsake storage satchel. The petite bag is made of inimitable, repurposed materials. The packaging doubles as thoughtful and unique gift-wrapping!
Inspiration for this and much of my work is generated from an ethnological appreciation of different cultures. My design esthetic is influenced by primitive tribal jewelry and artifacts' as tiles, pottery, textiles, garments, and the colors and hues within all of them. I relish the ornate details within ancient weaponry and armor and am fortified by history of all genres. I find foods and herbs from different lifestyles throughout the world endlessly stimulating. I'm encouraged everyday by family, music, architecture, nature, and the ecosystems within.
One of my favorite things to do is to go to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in the NYC with my amazing seven-year-old son. He now has a love and fondness for the museum experience that is growing close to his mommy's.
Thanks for letting me share myself with you! xo
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