an elegant and one-of-a-kind strand of Tahitian pearls of various hues are adorned with 18k gold barnacles and hand strung upon coral-colored silk and closed with a fish-hook clasp that can be placed at the back or off to the side and front for an alternative, more casual look

This marine-inspired piece is part of artist-jeweler Hannah Blount’s Ruthie B. collection – an homage to the nostalgia of her childhood fishing home and named after her father’s fishing vessel, which itself, was named after Hannah’s mother.

materials: Tahitian pearls of approximately 9x10mm, silk, 18k gold, 18 inch length, fish hook clasp

About the Artist

The daughter of a fisherman and a seamstress, Hannah was raised in the tradition of hand skills, hard work, and dedication. In their weathered island home, she and her six siblings learned how to entertain themselves amidst the chaos that comes with such a large family. Her fine jewelry encompasses an organic and refined aesthetic. Hannah currently works out of her studio in New York, and sells her jewelry in various boutiques and galleries across the country