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Nature Inspired

Nature continues to be an inspiration. We speak of diamonds sparkling like stars. We honor the sea for providing pearls. Things that flutter and creatures that crawl become models for pins and earrings. Civilized people learn to love nature, especially when it is represented by 18 K white gold.

fairest of all
Facing page: Sterling Silver “Bleeding Heart” necklace with freshwater pearls and garnets from Mignon Faget; pewter fairy set with real butterfly wings from Sabai Jewelers; 18 K white gold, diamond and south sea pearl earrings and matching brooch, both from Adler’s Jewelers. [Featured Bug: Desert Millipedes]

gem-ecological balance
This page: Sterling silver acid-washed double leaf brooch with black pearl and polished stem, and sterling silver acid-washed round disk with multi-crystal frog and wavery bail on sterling silver snake chain, both from Lee Michaels Jewelry; 18 K white gold 1 ct cognac diamond ring designed by Tom Mathis, and sterling silver, gold vermeil overlay band with sapphire, amethyst, ruby, peridot and citrine stones, both from Symmetry Jewelers; bronze verdigris interlacement cuff from Mignon Faget; sterling silver dogwood, rose and spiral bracelet from Isabella’s Gallery. [Featured Bug: Giant Malaysian Weevil]

jewel spinner
18 K white gold “Hearts on Fire” pendant with 52 handset round cut diamonds; 18 K white gold, three oval diamond ring with 50 handset round diamonds, both from Ramsey’s Jewelers; 18 K white gold, 10.74 ct total weight heart-cut diamond necklace from Boudreaux’s Jewelers; 14 K white gold, 2.32 ct total weight diamond pavé dome ring from Wellington & Company; 18 K white gold, .63 ct total weight diamond, 7.66 ct total weight oval blue chalcedony ring from Symmetry Jewelers. [Featured Bug: Chilean Rose-Haired Tarantula]

nicely nested
18 K white gold, 28 ct total weight emerald cut aquamarine and .30 ct diamond earrings, and matching 18.13 ct total weight aquamarine and 1.22 diamond ring, all from Wellington & Company; 18 K white gold bug brooch with 5 ct total weight blue chalcedony body and .30 ct total weight diamond legs and emerald eyes from Symmetry Jewelers; 14 K white gold 3.85 ct total weight diamond hoop earrings, and 18 K white and yellow gold diamond spider brooch with ruby eyes, both from Boudreaux’s Jewelers; orchid brooch and Azalea flower earrings, both cast from real flora, both from Sabai Jewelers.
[Featured Bug: Walking Leaf Insect]

rock garden
24 K gold-plated geomagnetic field designed cuff bracelet and earrings designed by Bridgette Knower Graham from BKG Designs; sterling silver hand-carved porch struts designed cuff bracelet from Fleur D’Orleans; vintage crystal and bronze firefly bracelet from Isabella’s Gallery; eucalyptus leaf earrings from Sabai Jewelers.
[Featured Bugs: Dung Beetle and Chinese Praying Mantis]

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