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Tribute to Leonard Cohen

by Jennifer kalled October 13, 2016

In stating the obvious, this piece was not only inspired by Cohen's poetry but my trip to the hotsprings in Yellowstone Park this past winter. It is astonishing to me that my mind stores images such as this, allowing me, in an unconscious way, to use it as a muse to create a piece of jewelry. The energy running through me while designing this piece was intense. I'm not prone to metaphycial thinking typically but I have to admit this was strange & real; I am happy to leave it as a mystery.

Orpiment and carved onyx pendant in gold. Designer jewelry

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Color, Landscape and Soft Edges

by Jennifer kalled October 13, 2016

 How trips inspire!  Jaspers, agates, pearls, meteorite, diamonds, etc... they are all there in the scene and my minds eye!

 

Madagascar jasper and meteorite necklace in gold. Designer jewelry

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"Out of Chaos" Necklace

by Jennifer kalled October 13, 2016

Well, she is done! I posted the idea of this piece a few weeks ago so I wanted to share it finished. Come to Morristown, NJ this weekend, November 30-December 2, 2012 and see it in person.

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My New Love Combination.... Boulder opal & Mexican opal

by Jennifer kalled October 13, 2016

My daughter Ali just got back from the Las Vegas jewelry show. It is so wonderful to be able to share my love of stones and jewelry with her. Ali works for Von Bargens, a wonderful jewelry store located in Burlington Vermont.

She told me that a fashion critic from LA visited the show and said that one of the "up & coming" stones showing at the Vegas Show was Mexican opal... she then added. "Your ahead of the game! As usual." Love that girl! So take a look at several new pieces that I will be showing at the Lincoln Center Show, June 8th and 9th.

 

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Boulder Opal Bracelet

by Jennifer Kalled-Kasso October 13, 2016

Petrified Coral Opal in "This is the Night" bracelet. Boulder Opal from Bill Kasso.

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MOTHER OF THE BRIDE

by Jennifer kalled October 01, 2016

My wedding pieces I made for my daughter Ali's wedding! Mexican opal, cherry jasper, spessartite, and topaz in 22k and 18k gold

 

Mexican opal earrings with cherry jasper in 22k and 18k gold.  Designer jewelry, mother of the bridemexican-opal-drusy-gold-cherry-creek-jasper-kalled

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ALI DUMONT the Bride

by Jennifer kalled October 01, 2016

Beautiful bride.... Jewelry designed by Ali & Jennifer

 

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Custom Piece

by Jennifer kalled October 01, 2016

This aquamarine beaded necklace was given to me to add something special to it.  The toggle end of course clasped the necklace behind the neck, so instead of removing the already lovely ending we decided to leave it and make it a part of the designed front. Adding opal, drusy quartz, tourmaline, pearl, rose quartz and chalcedony along with the high carat gold we completed a one of a kind piece that is uniquely the customers.

  

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Turquoise Slide

by Jennifer kalled October 01, 2016

 Here is the first piece that has come out of my experience of the Southwest this past February...& of course it should be turquoise!

 

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"The Path"

by Jennifer kalled October 01, 2016

My sweet daughter Ali is getting married to fabulous Shawn Dumont in September 2013.  We had our engagement party in September of 2012 where the picture of Ali and her brides maids to be was taken. (see below)  The closeness and long standing relationship these woman have maintained since 1st grade is a testimont to love in its own right.  "The Path" bracelet is a tribute to the paths these ladies find themselves on.  

Titanium drusy quartz, uvarovite drusy, boulder opal, tsavorites and diamonds in 22k 18k & 14k.

 

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18k Drusy Stones

by Jennifer kalled October 01, 2016

18k Drusy w/ tourmaline & pearl. 

18k Drusy w/ tourmaline & pearl. $2800.00

 

18k Drusy W/orange sapphire, smokey quartz & garnet 

 

18k drusy bracelet w/ pearl and smokey quartz 

 

18k drusy bracelet w/ pearl and topaz 

 

18k drusy pendant w/ pearl & tsavorite 

When I came upon these stones my mouth started to water. I guess I feel about "rocks" the way some feel about food! I wondered what I could do with what seemed like finished pieces in of themselves. Well, I think the collaboration worked out pretty well. Hope you do too.

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November musings

by Jennifer kalled October 01, 2016

This piece is still being worked out, but I thought I might share this part of the process....  It is hard to tell from this vantage point but the gold work is very 3d and sculptural.  The stones & shells are quite unique.  The yellow agate is carved into what looks like a shell, complimenting the rams horn shell and the negative imprint of an ammonite shell.  Small 4mm sunset topazes, smokey quartz and a small white diamond bring the needed light into the piece.  The bead work will most likely be this beautiful natural topaz strand and black spinal strand.  

  

This imagery of "looking back" to where we have been inspired this piece.  The elements in this have been around for millions of years some extinct now, some still buried.  Hindsight, as they say, is 20/20 vision.... I do question that... but at least a lovely piece is coming out of this musing.

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