featured artist: heather benjamin

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our featured jewelry designer for the month of may could not be a more perfect match for the aura and location of our may catalog.  heather benjamin’s special pieces are handcrafted using fossils, minerals and gemstones reminiscent of the sea, and silver and gold worked into unexpected, organic shapes. inspired by coastal cultures, rituals and symbols, her one-of-a-kind rings are like pieces of treasure washed up on an island shore, carrying with them the beauty and mystery of the ocean and earth’s basic elements. the use of natural stones and gems ensures that no two pieces of jewelry are exactly alike.

here are some beautiful photos taken in bali where she has a design studio and hand-crafts all of her jewelry:

her inspiration photos, also from bali, beautifully illustrate what her jewelry is meant to symbolize.

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a ceremony making offerings to and honoring the sea.

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the fuscite glitter ring, cratered amethyst ring, quartz crater ring and sea glass garnet ring adorn the hands of models tallulah morton and elsa hosk throughout our may catalog. i love the idea of wearing one as a statement piece with a pretty summer dress and little other jewelry, or piling on with lots of jewelry to dress up a casual look.

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view our heather benjamin pieces here.

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Priscilla Francine Makeup -May 9, 2011, 1:24PM

I always love the pictures you post. so inspiring, I love this blog!

kara -May 9, 2011, 2:29PM

I am in love with the rings – definitely my style!! great post

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Taylor -May 9, 2011, 3:20PM

so beautiful; so unique! –I’m going to have to make sure I buy at least one piece…even if it means saving up my pennies! ;)
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Evelin -May 9, 2011, 4:51PM

Such lovely pieces!

Brittany -May 9, 2011, 9:40PM

Gorgeous! Love all of the turquoise. My favorite shade these days! xo

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jacqui -May 9, 2011, 10:01PM

amazing! reminds of this great line by maggie orli- check it out: http://www.bahgsujewels.com

Kate -May 9, 2011, 10:20PM

These colors are beautiful.
Love it!

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Zoe -May 10, 2011, 3:57AM

beyond beautiful, the colours are just stunning1 as are the super pretty photographs

Zoe x
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salima -May 11, 2011, 12:32PM

The first pic is dreamy !! Do you know where I can buy on internet wide friendship bracelets as the ones there’s on the firs pic please ? Thanks !!

Vivien -May 14, 2011, 6:33PM

Where can I purchase the jewelry shown in the first photo above?

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