A pair of 18k yellow gold earrings with an oval opal doublet in a hand-fabricated setting
These earrings feature a one-of-a-kind natural opal doublet in an ultra-saturated color. The classic setting is modernized with the vibrant color juxtaposed with 18k yellow gold.
Opals are by far one of nature’s most precious stones, often times containing every color in the rainbow, depending on which angle They’re viewed from. The play on light and color can captivate the imagination, and because of their close resemblance to the flecks in irises, They’re believed to to heal eye ailments and bring good luck. Though soft, fragile and sometimes difficult to work with, the free flowing shape of these stones inspire creativity in jewelry designs. Tura Sugden places them in handcrafted 18k yellow gold settings.
A classically trained fine artist with a BFA in Sculpture, Tura Sugden is a jewelry designer who makes unique and intricate settings that combine recycled gold, ethically sourced diamonds and natural stones. Every piece is produced by hand. As an apprentice, Tura Sugden learned to use a traditional German blowpipe for goldworking, which she still uses today. All of her pieces are inspired by light, shadow and the changing seasons of San Francisco.
18K Yellow Gold
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