I have a favor to ask of you, my darlings.
My friend and fellow jewelry blogger A Thousand Facets is doing the COOLEST thing: she’s curating her own show at Vincents Fine Jewelry next week. It’s called Fire and Forge, and the theme is OPALS.
(Earrings by Karin Jacobson, necklace by Rachel Atherley)
Every piece in the show is one of a kind and features opals cut by the up-and-coming Loren Gurche of Ancients Opals. I only have a few photos so far, but I’m familiar with many of the participating designers and I can tell you right off the bat this will be a lineup worth seeing.
(Necklace by Hannah Blount)
Opals are such a great gem to anchor a show. They can be so dark and mysterious, flickering with inner fire or glowing in sunlight.
I also love the wide variety of ways different designers choose to use opals – even the few pieces pictured in this post represent a wide variety of opal styling. Just look at Hannah Blount’s sassy scarab-like bug necklace compared to Karin Jacobson’s organic-feeling earrings and Rachel Atherley’s glam but elegant pendant above.
Here’s where the favor comes in:
I can’t make it to Fire and Forge. I’m going to miss it. That means that I need you to go for me and tell me allllll about it. Pretty please? I know you’ll enjoy it.
All the info you need is in the image above, or you can find even more details at Fire and Forge’s Facebook event page.
(Rings from By Jodi, Ruta Reifen, and Ananda Khalsa.)
And if you need more proof that A Thousand Facets has a great eye and will be putting together an enviably opalicious selection, you can check out her Instagram here. Now, please go ogle the opals for me!