Contemporary Jewelry Design by Andrea Williams: Kebyar Blossom Ring: This ring was a finalist for a 2011 Saul Bell Design Award. This piece was inspired by Japanese Byobu screens and the minimalist landscapes often portrayed in them. For this piece I inlaid reclaimed/recycled 18k gold and Venetian glass into a found beach stone. The gold shank reinforces the stone.
Shinji Nakaba is a Tokyo-based jewelry designer who’s been creating since 1974. Everything he makes is wearable, and Nakaba often uses unconventional materials to create his pieces. These intricately carved pearl skulls are an example of his exceptional work.