From the hammered to the sublime, the Heather Benjamin "Wave" Rectangle White Drusey Hammered Ring is a unique presentation of sterling silver and drusey quartz. The ring begins with a thick, squared-off ring base, which ascends to create a large rectangle that looks somewhat like a silver brick. The underside of this rectangle is curved and hollow. The top face of this pedestal features the iridescent and sparkling drusey quartz stone, which sits flush with the top of the silver rectangle. The ring's whole presentation is hammered and rough, which gives the ring a rustic and handcrafted quality.
The Waves Collection
Mexican Banded Agate. Mexican Geode Hidden Treasures. At a quick glance, these spectacular stones look like simple rocks or pebbles. Sliced open they reveal a beautiful world of crystals and color. Most agates occur in volcanic rocks or ancient lavas cavities filled, completely or partially, by layers of siliceous matter. Such agates, when cut transversely, exhibit a succession of parallel lines, giving a banded appearance to the section. Such stones are known as banded agate.
Geodes were once air bubbles in lava. Over time the minerals surrounding the bubble penetrated and crystals began to form. The type of crystal that forms inside of a geode is determined by the type of minerals that surrounded the air bubble at the time of the crystals formation. In the many regions of Mexico where geodes are found, many different types of minerals were present making it almost impossible to predict what one will find inside the geode.
About Heather Benjamin Jewelry
Heather Goldman founded Heather Benjamin Jewelry in 2002 with the purpose of creatively adorning women and men with jewelry inspired by cultures, rituals, and symbols from around the world. HB's collection of one-of-a-kind pieces is infused with Heather's design sensibilities and worldly impressions. This fused with a high caliber of traditional artisanship, gives HB Jewelry its distinct flavor and rightful place amongst the innovative designers creating trend-forming collections. Utilizing textured finishes, sterling silver, and 22k vermeil, each piece of jewelry emulates the sea and symbolizes traditional threads woven throughout the coastal cultures of the world.
Employing century-old traditions of metal-smithing, each piece is constructed completely by hand around the fossil, mineral, or gem. In her production facility in Bali, Indonesia, silver and gold are transformed into irregular and totally unique shapes.
Heather Goldman, through Heather Benjamin Jewelry, is committed to being a vehicle for human rights and sustainable development. Each artisan with whom she works is paid well and provided with insurance and pensions, living accommodations, and traditional Balinese meals. Women are represented in all levels of management. Using jewelry as a vehicle for equality and activism, Heather Benjamin Jewelry brings a high level of consciousness to the fashion industry world.