18K yellow gold, shakudō, freshwater pearls, circa 1988
This luxurious long pearl necklace from the late Carrie Adell features 16 touchstones in the exquisite, natural opulence of high karat gold and Japanese shakudō. With a fair resemblance to crackled rocks, its impressions and intricacies take one to the relaxing rushes of a riverbank, with one ready to throw these humble stones into the rocking tides of the flowing waterway. Each is hollow in form, and individually handmade in favor of its precious counterpart. No two are alike, and the seeming randomness of the patterns was quite carefully orchestrated during the milling process. The pearls of the piece are like iridescent pieces of rice, which were intentionally colored to play with the touchstones in a signature way, known well and adored by Adell's collectors. A statement to share in the day to day and beyond, the master maker created a one of a kind work for one's every soul-stirring engagement.
• 60" (152.40cm) length of necklace
• The piece may be wrapped or tied around the neck
• One of a kind
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