Abalone Shell and Topaz Jewelry
Sale Price (non-members): $59.98 - $168.98
Sale Price (members): $53.98 - $152.08
Original Price: $120.00 - $325.00
Come Out of Your Shell. The star of this statement Abalone Shell and Topaz Jewelry collection is the stunning graduated pendant, set with a 1.5" x 1.25" abalone shell oval and 13mm and 10mm faceted blue topaz stones and presented on an Italian-made sterling silver neckwire with lobster claw clasp. A matching abalone shell oval graces the hallmarked and stamped Abalone and Topaz cuff bracelet. The coordinating dangle earrings are set with 0.75" x 1" abalone shell ovals. Elegant and modern, this collection was designed by artist Charles Albert. All settings are crafted by Taxco, Mexico, silversmiths in heavy silver. Natural variations ensure each Abalone Shell and Topaz Necklace, Bracelet and Pierced Earring will be one of a kind.
Abalone Shell and Topaz Necklace Orig. $325.00 NOW $168.98 (Members $152.08)
Abalone Shell and Topaz Bracelet Orig. $225.00 NOW $149.99 (Members $134.99)
Abalone Shell and Topaz Pierced Earrings Orig. $120.00 NOW $59.98 (Members $53.98)
The artisan collections we offer here are striking examples of modern American jewelry design. Their muses? The same as those for jewelry makers throughout the ages—gems and lustrous pearls, stunning abalone, and glass adornments, like those respectively represented in the collections of our National Gem Collection in the National Museum of Natural History, National Museum of the American Indian and the Renwick Gallery of our Smithsonian American Art Museum. Indulge yourself now; bequeath to your children!
Every Smithsonian purchase will arrive with a museum provenance card explaining how it is adapted from or inspired by an object or objects in our collection.