Desert Pearl

Patricia Schiffler, Borrego Springs, CA

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Exclusive Ruby Lane Member since 2016

"Pearls to inspire a wardrobe"


About Desert Pearl

Our Service Pledge
I will respond to all orders within 24 hours of receipt. When a purchase is made with a money order I will send the item once the deposit is in the bank.
About Us
My art studio is located in Borrego Springs, central to the Anza Borrego State Park in San Diego County, CA, USA.

Making my one of a kind artisan jewelry is something I have enjoyed doing for the past decade. I regularly attend estate sales and auctions to purchase period jewelry to present in my shop as well.

I make my pearl necklaces with fresh water and salt water pearls. The cultured salt water pearls I use are from Japan and China. The cultured South Seas pearls I use are from Australia, Indonesia and Tahiti while the majority of the cultured fresh water pearls are from China. The place of origin for the pearls in one of my artisan necklaces will be indicated in the item description.

I use turquoise mined in the United States to make some of my jewelry. I indicate the mine and the location of the mine the turquoise comes from in the description of each item. Turquoise mining is a by product of copper mining and pending the location of the mine the gem stone has color and matrix variations that give distinct beauty to a particular stone.

The Vintage jewelry I present to you I purchased at estate sales and auctions. I personally attend the sales and auctions and chose each piece with an eye to how well it represents the style of its period in time, its quality of workmanship and the quality of the gems used by the jeweler who made the piece. My vintage jewelry items are metal hallmarked or acid tested for metal content. An item with a Makers Mark will be offered to you with information about the jeweler who made the piece when it is available to me.

My formal education is in Fine Arts with GIA certification in diamond and pearl grading.

I am delighted to bring you "pearls to inspire a wardrobe,"
Patricia Schiffler