The Perfect Pearls
Instead of seeking a series of matching pearls, as is common for jewelers, Adam set out to hand-select the highest quality South Sea pearl across this gemstone’s color and size range. South Sea pearls can grow to be some of the largest in the world. The largest in the group featured in South Sea Glow is a 11.5 mm of a rich golden tone. Each subsequent pearl is subtly smaller and paler finishing with a 4.5 mm bright white pearl.
Innovation as a Goldsmith
To realize the pendant in his imagination, Adam needed more than just the perfect pearls; he needed a gold that transformed gradually from a deep yellow into a bright white. He took to the bench in an effort to create a process to harden a color gradient gold. Many months later, he succeeded in creating a smooth color gradient gold to match the ombré of his imagination. This unique and time intensive alloy, which Adam named SpectraGold™, can never be poured into a mold. South Sea Glow and other signature pieces incorporating SpectraGold™ must be crafted entirely by hand.