Marquesa TattooWood Pendant Necklace from Indonesia
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Cord: 44 cm L x 0.5 cm W
Cord: 17.25" L x 0.2" W
Pendant: 5.7 cm L x 3.3 cm W
Pendant: 2.2" L x 1.3" W
- Sterling silver, ebony wood and cow bone, leather cord
- S-hook or hook clasp
"We probably hold the record for low environmental impact jewelry, using things like bamboo, coconut shell, bone and horn for the most of our designs, and sparingly using sterling silver."
"For all the 37 years we've been together, we have worked with our hands. Building houses, yacht interiors, cabinets and one of a kind sculptural utensils. In the mid-1970s, we studied silversmithing in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. There we started making jewelry for Robbin. Later, when we starting cruising on a small sailboat, jewelry making fit well with this lifestyle and people in the many oceanside resorts were ready customers. For 15 years, we sailed up and down the eastern Caribbean islands selling jewelry we completely made ourselves on our boat.
"We have sailed the world living and working with non-industrialized artisans and their traditional materials. Our joy is helping these people and making jewelry with them that is both ancient and contemporary. When you wear our jewelry, you are proclaiming an awareness of the planet's diversity and beauty. We probably hold the record for low environmental impact jewelry, using things like bamboo, coconut shell, bone and horn for most of our designs, and sparingly using sterling silver.
"Our inspirations evolve from the materials and artisans we find as we travel. We collect what we find beautiful and environmentally responsible. We create all the designs ourselves, then work with the artisans wherever we are. Sometimes, as we work with a new design, the materials take on a life of their own and unexpected designs become extraordinary jewelry.
"We work together on every piece, from the idea to the final prototype. Our ideas evolve as we handle the material. After we complete the prototype, one of us wears the new design to be sure it meets our expectations. Only then does the design go on to our craftspeople.
"We both enjoy the physical hands-on aspects of working with natural materials and manipulating them until their beauty is evident. We also enjoy the exchanges with all the varied craftspeople we have worked with around the world.
"We have sailed the Pacific and are currently anchored in Bali, the morning of the world. It's inspiring to be in Asia where the artisans are so gifted and the range of materials so varied. We feel this is where our work will be transformative, where it will sing.
"The most satisfying thing is when a piece we are designing takes on a life of its own and surprises us with how cool it is. Also, when we watch a woman fall in love with our work – what's better than to be able to make something that brings joy? When you wear our jewelry, you can be sure you have aided many families in a responsible, low environmental impact way. Also, you are proclaiming your awareness of the many cultures of our world."
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United Arab Emirates
In one word WOW, the bracelet 'anchor' arrived safely in the beautiful display box, it looks even better in living colour and will be worn proudly, now I really do think it needs a mate thanks guys beautiful craftsmanship
My ""natural"" cocktail rings arrived today and they are beautiful and a very welcome and chic addition to my horn jewellery.
I was once told ""When you meet someone, you know in your heart if you will share one dance, one moment, a while or a lifetime with this person"". I believe this statement is true for Warren and Robbin's designs: I knew instantly that I will share them for a lifetime. I am forever thankful for your designs. Not only are they beautiful objects, artistic creations, they also become part of someone's personality: completing it with beautiful expressions. They are an investment, a legacy I will leave behind for my children to remember me by. Sincerely,
Pierrefonds, P.Q. Canada.
Yes, indeed, I enclosed a Gift Message to myself when I ordered the Turquoise and bamboo ring from the"" Imagine"" Collection which went as follows: - ***A gift to myself ... just could not resist the beautiful ring! ***
Pierrefonds, P.Q. Canada.
""A gift to myself ... just could not resist the beautiful ring"", I wrote on the Gift Message Page. The ring in question is the Turquoise and bamboo cocktail ring from the Imagine Collection of Warren and Robbin, the well known Novica Artists. The ring arrived this morning. At first glance, it looked old and decrepit, comparable to the Sphinx in Cairo! Dear Warren and Robbin, that is why I will love and cherish it for the rest of my life. It is authentic, without lipstick or mascara ... I would not want it any other way!
Hello, The ""Alor Charm"" horn bracelet arrived safely yesterday and I must tell you that I am extremely pleased with my purchase. I know that I will enjoy it for a very long time and will be able to wear it with many different outfits. Also thank you very much for the lovely and attentive packaging; it makes shopping on-line much more personal.
I am absolutely thrilled with the ring and bracelet that I purchased from Warren and Robbin! They were both made from bone and love the feel and look of the pieces. The bracelet is to be a gift, but I like it so much I want one for myself! I'll be checking back for more!
Encinitas California United States
I've purchased two designs from Warren and Robbin. Both are spectacular. I love the hand crafted feel and the unique looks. A truly talented designer(s). I'm hooked!
Just received another beautiful horn piece from Warren and Robbin; and, I can tell you that as this is my third piece of jewellery from them, I am hooked. Their unique designs have long-standing appeal and charm and I will wear all these pieces proudly.
I ordered and received several beautiful pieces from Warren and Robbin.The transaction was very easy ,quick, perfect! The rings (bone and amber, yes I bought the 3) are different,pretty , wearable(love the proportions) and fun .The other pieces are beautiful too..( I bought bracelets and earrings).I am very pleased by my choice, the finish of the art is impeccable and creative.I will buy again for sure..Nicholas.
West Chester, PA USA
I just received the Sterling silver choker, 'Sea Gift' and it is absolutely beautiful. Well crafted and the perfect summer necklace. Even the fabric box that it was packed inside is a work of art. Thank you!
Could not be more pleased with my beautifully-designed and well-crafted bamboo ""Madura Islands"" bracelet. Also I am very grateful for the extra care and attention given to a request for the largest size available. A perfectly pleasant Novica experience!
I purchased the""shield"" necklace and I want to say it is wonderful ,and that I have received many compliments on this piece of jewlery. Looking forward to see more creations . Thanks
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