On November 7th, 2004, a group of people entered the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, CA, and injured and killed several animals. My family and I were extremely saddened by this event. In honor of marine animals and their preservation, I developed a series of jewelry pieces with marine themes.
Clouded Aquamarine nuggets and AAA gemstone-quality faceted topaz beads are combined in this rare cuff: the smooth and irregular quality of the nuggets contrasts sharply with the brilliant faceted topaz.
Flanking the large focal Bali bead are sharks and dolphins, which also contrast sharply with each other. Together, they form a harmonious and complementary design.
Constructed with more than 18 feet of hair-thin sterling silver wire, the bangle measures 1" wide and fits 6" to 7.5" wrist size.
Copyright 2004 Eni Oken