About Desert Pearl
Our Service PledgeI will respond to all orders within 24 hours of receipt.
About UsI am located in Spring Valley, California, USA.
I make my artisan jewelry with a nod to classic designs from various eras. I am particularly drawn to designs from the Art Deco, Art Nouveau, Egyptian Revival, and Mid 20th century jewelry. The pearls I use are new. They are cultured freshwater and saltwater gems from China and Japan.
For the bead items, I use beads from a variety of different places, such as West Germany, Japan, Italy, Czechoslovakia, and Austria. They are hand-made beads dating from the 1930s to the 1980s. These beads are hand-made by artisans working with kilns, metal stamping molds, and hand-forging individual items. The "Cherry Brand" glass beads are from Osaka, Japan, and were made from 1945 to 1951. All of the vintage items are "new old stock" (NOS). Though originally made to supply the costume jewelry market, they have not been previously sold to the public or used to make jewelry.
The vintage Navajo jewelry items listed in my shop have makers hallmarks that are traceable to tribes covered by the Federal Indian Arts and Crafts act of 1990. Items identified with a hallmark associated with the Hopi or Zuni tribes will be described as such on their listing page. The Act was put into place to ensure the sovereignty of items made by members of the Navajo Nation and to protect your investment when you purchase one of these works of art.
Purchase orders and questions are acknowledged within 24hours. I ship on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday via USPS and UPS throughout the United States. Most of the items I have listed in my shop ship for free unless otherwise stated on their listing page.
My education is in fine arts with GIA certification in diamond and pearl grading.
Thank you for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon,
Patricia Schiffler Starkie