The ancient inhabitants of modern day Tuscany were skilled goldsmiths; their ornate and lavish jewelry designs provide the inspiration for the Etruscan Collection. Each piece of Tessoro jewelry makes use of the natural variations in materials and are truly one-of-a-kind.
- Materials include: 23k gold leaf on natural birch bark, freshwater pearls,
- Vermeil chain measures about 18"
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About the artist:
Jewelry designer, Deborah Bushinski, designs Tessoro Jewelry to feature the natural beauty of birch bark. The bark used is salvaged from the northern Minnesota logging industry. The bark is then cut or torn and coated with an acrylic polymer to add to its durability. The copper is recycled from car radiators. Semi-precious stones, sterling beads, freshwater pearls, and turquoise nuggets are used sparingly to enhance the designs. In her studio in Minnetonka, Minnesota, Deb carefully chooses her materials and maintains the integrity and demanding level of fine craftsmanship you expect in each piece.
Hand-crafted in the U.S.A.