"Pearls to inspire a wardrobe"
About Desert Pearl
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About UsMy 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 fashion jewelry, especially cultured pearl necklaces, is something I have enjoyed doing for the past decade. I travel widely to personally chose a strand of pearls from one of my suppliers in the United States or to seek out a metal artist and purchase a hand made clasp for one of my pieces. I regularly attend estate sales and auctions to purchase period jewelry, fine china and ceramics, collector's watches and sterling silver items to present in my shop.
The pearl necklaces I present to you on Ruby Lane are made with cultured fresh water and South Sea salt water pearls. The cultured Akoya salt water pearls I use are from Japan and China. The cultured and natural South Seas pearls I use are from Australia, Indonesia and Tahiti. The majority of the cultured fresh water pearls I use are from China but I am finding more from the Mississippi River region in the USA becoming available. The place of origin for the pearls in one of my hand made necklaces will be indicated in the item description.
The items I have listed in my shop as "estate" jewelry I have purchased at estate sales or auctions. I personally attend the sales and auctions and chose each piece with an eye to how well it represents the style of its particular period in time. My search for beautifully made period jewelry began in San Francisco in the 1960's when I was an art student at the San Francisco Art Institute. The thrill of the hunt has never left me and now I am enjoying the opportunity to share my personal finds with you!
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,"