Beads

Isabel Borland

Ethiopian Opal Beaded Necklace

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Price:

$1086

Ethiopian Opal Beaded Necklace
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  • Ethiopian Opal Beaded Necklace

Full of eye-catching, electric sparkle, this Isabel Borland necklace is a modern heirloom. Smooth, shimmering beads of Ethiopian opal are hand knotted along the base of a 18K yellow gold chain. The 20" chain makes it a standout worn alone, or with your other favorites.

total length :  20" : 18K Yellow gold
Ethiopian opal beads : 4mm each
18K yellow gold S clasp closure

total length :  20" : 18K Yellow gold
Ethiopian opal beads : 4mm each
18K yellow gold S clasp closure

Austin, TX - Isabel Borland explores organic, balanced, essential forms, and the beauty and flexibility of precious metals and natural gemstones. She takes a minimalist approach and her design process is largely reductive, stripping away any details that feel superfluous or redundant. The line is all hand-carved (the bracelets from a single block of wax) and hand-finished, and she embraces the delicate marks, textures and irregularities that make each piece unique - designed to stand alone or to be layered and collected over time, mixing metals, patinas and gems. Isabel does not sign her jewelry, but leaves traces of the sprues as a nod to the process. This is her signature "X", and she hopes each piece becomes the signature of the person who will wear and enjoy it for many years.