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wheel of life earrings

by Jessie Alon
Handmade
Recycled
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Italian Influence

Earthy yet elegant, these exquisitely hand crafted earrings by Jessie Alon are created using a technique called Terrazzo, which is Italian for terrace.

The origins of Terrazzo can be traced back to 15th century Italy. Venetian craftsmen had discovered an innovative use for small remnants of marble chips left over from the studios of local sculptors: they would combine the marble with mortar to create beautiful terraces.

In that same tradition, these stunning hand hammered 100% recycled sterling silver earrings feature a small disc cast from a mixture of reclaimed marble and recycled glass. Additional color and texture are added by layering natural elements such as river rock and semi-precious stones. It is during the polishing process, as the marble and glass are being exposed, that the piece begins to come alive. Handmade in Vermont. Exclusively at UncommonGoods.

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The Wheel of Life Earrings in blue and green are discontinued. When they sell out, they will no longer be available.

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Handmade
Recycled
Item ID
18159
Made from
marble, sterling silver
Measurements
1" L
  • the maker
Jessie Alon

Jessie Alon

Jessie Alon, a primarily self-taught artist, studied art education and design in college. In 2002, she began working as a jeweler for a well known glassblower. Four years later Jessie opened her own jewelry business.

With a love for design and creating, in 2004 Jessie and and her husband Michael began designing and building their home. With an eclectic sense of style, Jessie and Michael incorporated many old world techniques into their home. In the building process, Jessie became interested in architectural designs and concepts. During this time, Jessie became fascinated with the 15th century Italian technique of Terrazzo (A technique in which discarded marble chips and remnants are applied to another surface in order to elevate it.) She began researching and experimenting on ways to incorporate this into her jewelry line.

Jessie dedicated a year to refining a technique enabling her to use terrazzo successfully on a small scale. The result is a line of jewelry with timeless style.

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WHEEL OF LIFE EARRINGS
 
4.0

(based on 3 reviews)

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4.0

CUTE!

By 

from Monterey, CA

About Me Career, Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical, Stylish

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Dazzles
  • Good Length
  • Good Quality
  • Stunning
  • Unique

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Business
    • Casual
    • Everyday
    • Night Out

    Comments about WHEEL OF LIFE EARRINGS:

    They are tiny, but I LOVE them for everyday wear. I'm glad I purchased two sets. The blue and rust both are true to the picture coloring. They are worth the sale price without a doubt. I might buy the green ones too!

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    3.0

    not what I expected

    By 

    from Boston, MA

    About Me Career, Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical, Stylish

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Color not as vibrant
      • Much smaller than in pic
      • Too Small

      Best Uses

      • Casual
      • Everyday

      Comments about WHEEL OF LIFE EARRINGS:

      Earrings were smaller than pictured and the color was not as vibrant as in the picture/online. Not really what I expected for the price - too expensive for what you get.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Simple and Elegant.

      By 

      from Dartmouth, MA

      About Me Budget Shopper

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Durable

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about WHEEL OF LIFE EARRINGS:

          Makes my wife happy.

          Service and delivery comments:

          Very prompt.

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          • Family Young Kids
          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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