The Holiday Season is upon us and *New Releases* are now available to celebrate the gifting season. Each collection piece is handcrafted, one-of-a-kind, and tells a unique story. Read below for a behind the scenes peak at some of the latest additions to the collection.
*New* Opal Rings from the Into The Amazon Collection
My brother, parents, and I adventured Into The Amazon. It was a two-hour flight, a one-hour bus ride, a three-hour motorized boat, a two-hour dug out canoe away from civilization. All around us were leaves the size of people, spiders the size of fists, and vines strangling trees causing the shadows to lace together. The air was thick and heavy with hidden life. Creatures lurked in the shadows along the journey, making the jungle buzz.
Some might think the seclusion and being surrounded by wild was a recipe for disaster. For me, it was a recipe for inspiration for years to come.
Into The Amazon borrows the motifs from the jungle and the concept of secret layers in pieces that celebrate unique gemstones, lush, rich materials, and organic forms.
Each new ring crafted for the Into The Amazon collection features an Australian Opal set in recycled 18k yellow gold. The nuance and shifting hues of each opal render each ring remarkably unique.
For example, the ring at the far left above is a pear-shaped jelly opal. Jelly Opal is a transparent precious opal with a gelatinous appearance. It is more transparent than other types of opal. This means the play-of-color acts differently in a jelly opal: it rolls through the stone rather than appearing in shifting patches.
The gold of the setting emanates in an ethereal glow through the jelly opal, illuminating the shifting hues of the stone.
With transparency, but less than that of the jelly opal, the blue square Australian Opal also allows for the yellow gold setting to radiate through the opal. By having a deeply saturated body color, the purplish blue of the opal masks wild flashes of rainbow color. Instead, the play-of-color seems to set the blue of the gemstone on fire. The sharpness of the color and gleaming luminescence give the ring a magical radiance.
The setting of the Large Circular ring includes the leaf motif present throughout the Amazon Collection and a unique asymmetrical prong arrangement that guides the eye across the opal, through the dynamic play-of-color, and swirls of gray body color.
The largest in the series, this ring is a bold statement and mesmerizing beauty.
Perhaps it is the scale or the vibrant blues and sharp green of the opal, but the gem is reminiscent of an earth-like planet, rich with life and dynamic clouds.
With patches of royal blue play-of-color embedded in a deep blue body color, the final opal ring in the series takes on a pattern suggestive of an animal print.
A sculptural band curves for comfort between the fingers and grows under the finger to counterbalance the gemstone. Every detail has been considered, including the leaf-shaped prongs at north and south that guide the eye along the finger like a compass.
When it comes to Original Eve's jewelry designs, there is always more than meets the eye. If you have questions about any of the designs, crafting processes, gemstones,