Hello and thank you for your interest in our inventory. Today up for your consideration is this GORGEOUS Sterling Silver, Ammonite & Petrified Wood Earrings by designer Echo-of-the-Dreamer.
Echo of the Dreamer is a woman run, family owned business in the dynamic heart of New York City. Inspired by her love of exquisite stones, Margaret Thurman created Echo of the Dreamer in 1993 with her daughter, Myoshin. The jewelry is a celebration of nature and individuality, incorporating beautiful, exotic and rare gemstones and minerals complimented by finely detailed sterling handwork. Dramatic, one-of-a-kind treasures that capture your imagination... True wearable art found in the best galleries, museum shops and specialty stores.
When I was just 3 my Grandmother would give me jet beads to string on a rainy afternoon. I would sit on the floor of her room, listening to her sing and would thread the different shapes for hours. I still have a small bag of them that I truly treasure.
My mother would give me a quarter every time I wrote a poem or a story. I just loved it and wrote hundreds of them! There were wildly detailed stories of being a bug running around the house and other mad tomes... long before I read Kafka!
When I was twelve our family moved to NYC and I began studying fine art with Nicholai Abracheff. What an amazing, creative and very eccentric artist! He and his wife lived in a wonderful, dirty, oil paint encrusted apartment facing the park on 110th street.
One day, one of my favorite paintings was leaning against a wall in the narrow hallway. An absolutely perfect, deep blue Picasso like figure, "waiting to go to the Philadelphia Museum", he told me. How fabulously unimpressed he was! I remember it vividly to this day.
Once while I was waiting for the light to change on Madison Avenue, I glanced over and there was one of my heroes standing right next to me! Salvador Dali!! I said hello, he bowed and graciously nodded to me with his big mustache. Wow!
We would show our 8mm films at the Filmmaker’s Cinematheque on 42nd street and one night Andy Warhol was in the audience. Afterwards, he invited me to be in one of his films. NYC is like that, ever interesting and full of amazing adventures.
I used to sell my handmade jewelry at craft fairs and on the street near St Patrick's Cathedral. People were so kind and warm and would come to tell me the stories of their lives. It was a very special and wonderful community.
I went with my jewels to their offices in the Olympic Towers, to some of the major TV networks in Rockefeller Center and to many of the biggest companies up and down Madison Ave. Some of the major record companies would have me come to their offices once a week. I often made custom pieces for them, which has transformed into the business I have today.
The thing I liked best about those days were the wonderful friends I made. I still see some of them at our current studio during our sample sales and I go to dinner with others.
Memories are the precious treasures that make our hearts sing and can comfort us on a bad day. I design the same way, it's very emotional for me. Some of the jewelry is fairly imbued with joy and happiness, other pieces have a rich and quiet profundity.
After she finished school, my daughter Myoshin, joined Echo of the Dreamer and soon afterwards, developed her own line, Mars and Valentine. Incredibly complex and elegant designs were developed especially for Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue.
As a child Myoshin was an actress, a model and competitive swimmer. It was quite a life coming from a swim meet with wet hair to an audition, getting dressed in the car, then trying to get homework done on the way home. As a young teen she formed a band with her friends. They were surprisingly good, got a record contract with a major label and toured for a time, playing at venues across the country.
Myoshin has a very sophisticated perspective and always amazes me with her intense and unexpected designs. Her love of antiquity is expressed in her designs. She treasures antique cameos from England, special one of a kind vintage compasses that she transforms into wearable treasures, dominoes from the turn of the last century are made into bold bracelets. All absolute magic! I and thousands of others are transfixed.
Inventory #: 434NON40
Size: L.2-3/16" x W1"
Weight: 36.8g or 1.28 oz
Artist/Hallmark: Echo-Of-The-Dreamer/The Dreamer
Condition: Excellent Vintage Condition,
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