Natural Stone Mosaic Sterling Silver Drop Earrings
Jeweller Alison Jean Cole's natural stone mosaic drop earrings in pink, blue, white and brown.
Cut from fossicked and collected raw minerals, joined together into a mad patchwork of incredible colours and textural patterns. Alison has a great eye for colour collage and shapes.
- Handmade in the USA from: Rhyolite,Basalt, Dumoriterite, Alunite & Quartzite.
- The stones fill a 34mmx36mm area and hang 65mm on hammered Sterling Silver wire.
- Lightweight. The earrings weigh 5 grams each.
- Presented in an individual box for gifting.
Know Your maker
Alison Jean-Cole is a geology enthusiast and artist based in Portland, Oregon, USA. She travels all over the western deserts in search of material to use in her jewellery.
"There is a special place in my heart for colourful rocks. I pick up a lot of material from all over the world at gem shows, too. My studio set up is pretty small. I'm a one woman show. I make slabs from large chunks of rock on a slab saw, and then trim those into smaller pieces on a trim saw. I use a special grinding wheel called a flat lap to work each piece into its desired shape."
Each winter Alison publishes Thunderegg - a literary journal that focuses on the changing face of rockhounding (gem hunting) culture.
All landscape and studio process photos Alison Jean-Cole