Barbara’s design is a four claw – Roman setting with two coloured golds in the segmented fine ‘rollo’ chain – 18ct rose and yellow gold © Bh #jewellertothelost #brisbane
Earrings and necklace above © Bh 1989 shot by Paul Arrowsmith in the day. Another earring shot – here Titanium, perforated Steel and 925 Silver.
Bangle © Bh 1989 Titanium 925 Silver – In fact we were out the other evening at dinner at our friend’s house and Jemina was wearing a similar bangle from this era . . . she remarked that she wears it a lot, in a stack with other Silver bangles.
The little pig was a gift from Sharon Christison at Lancasters in Toowoomba who has hundreds of things come through her hands every week. Shazza never fails to think of us and all our small collections – if she does’t offer we might never know of its existence being a hundred kms away.
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June 14, 2000 at the King Street premises of Christies auctions – sale #6325/lot#127 – the price realised amounted to $28,332.00 + the 17% vat.
Surprise, the conch shell was scooped from the pacific ocean in a fishing net near (K’gari) Fraser Island in March 1990. It took ten years to get to market, I wonder how many hands it passed through on the way? Got to wonder who purchased it and what they have done with it . . . sitting in a safety deposit box or set to be worn? Barbara wonders how she would have responded to the owner’s brief?
It is a common misconception that pearls are only produced by the pearl oyster. Some of the largest and most beautiful pearls, known as ‘melo’ pearls, are produced by the Melo Volute. These marine gastropods tend to congregate in deep waters but numbers are limited due to ecological influences. The pearls are produced within the protective polished interior of the shell, which accounts for the well-matched characteristic fibrous surface and the orange hue of both the pearl and the shell.
There is a lack of information on these gems, partly due to the fact that, for centuries, they have had greater appreciation in the East rather than the West. Christies believed that this was the first time a ‘melo’ pearl and its host have been offered together as a complete entity in a sale – subsequently realising a further £6,000.00 over their high estimate figure.
Recent shot with his son and grandson + Billy Butterworth’s shot of Ray when we were in NYC 1976, my second visit.