Today’s rendering is one I did a few years ago while on tour with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. This was done free hand since I only had paintbrushes, watercolors and paper with me. Again, this design combines my love of open space as a design feature, as well as my frequent use of geometric elements. I also imagined the 3 components in this piece (center diamond, middle rectangle and outer diamond rectangle) to have movement within the structure of the bail.
In my recent travels (always a good place to people- and jewelry-watch), I noticed several women wearing lovely, eye-catching diamond pendants. I was dismayed to see in each case that these were paired with dingy white crew-neck tee-shirts. I know that being casual is considered hip, but neither the neckline nor the flimsy white cotton fabric played up the beauty of this jewelry. A pendant like the one above would look really spectacular against bare skin showing through a V-neck shirt, a collared shirt, or even better paired with an elegant wrap or cocktail dress.