|Alix & Co. Paraiba Tourmaline + Pearl Bracelet|
Copyright 2012 EraGem Jewelry
Used with permission
When Janet Alix was a teenager, her grandfather took her shopping for her birthday. Upon choosing a set of jewelry-making tools, her course was set. Now the proud owner of her California-based jewelry boutique, Alix & Co., she continues to pursue her passion for designing matchless jewelry.
Janet has partnered with a fantastic team of people to create one-of-a-kind designer fine jewelry for her loyal customers. She and her team, consisting of Lori Brooke (business manager/creative director) and Karen Anlacher and Brian Booth (expert goldsmiths), are dedicated to using recycled metals and conflict-free gemstones for all their pieces.
Ms. Anlacher, who lives in
California, but hails from Germany, lends
a cultural verve to her craft. Her meticulous attention to detail give pieces
like this 18k and 22k gold and platinum necklace an air of excellence that sets
it apart as a work of art.
Mr. Booth and his wife, Lily, work together from their establishment, Booth Custom Jewelers, in
. Their dedication
to excellence in craftsmanship, as well as their ecologically sound practice of
using recycled metals and conflict-free diamonds, has forged a lasting
partnership with Alix & Co. When they aren’t working on custom pieces for
Alix & Co., the couple create and restore heirloom and [antique jewelry]
for their local clientele in Raleigh,
North Carolina Raleigh.
This necklace, and its matching bracelet are a prime example of Alix & Co.’s “Freize” style. Set in solid gold and then nestled in a platinum bow-shaped rim, twelve pearls shimmer next to their granulated gold settings. A hinge-type piece made of spiraled gold set on either end with radiant turquoise paraiba tourmaline cabochons links each of the twelve bows together to form the complete necklace.
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