The Arist earrings feature inlay stone of black petrified wood, and a green mystery stone set in sterling silver and accented with a 14k gold triangle bar and 2mm diamond.
I went to a lapidary to choose some stone slab one morning, and they had this gorgeous forest green stone. It wasn’t supposed to be for sale yet, but the man helping me said he’d give me a slice, and I jumped at it. I don’t know how many times I asked him what the name of it was, I even wrote it down, and for the life of me, I can’t remember nor find the note. Sooooooo, its a mystery!! And still gorgeous.
These earrings are an integral part of my “line”, and happened out of nowhere. They were the piece that I had been trying to create to tie everything together in a sinuous design style, and of course I couldn’t make it happen when I “tried”. As soon as I gave up, boom. And that’s really how art works… at least for me. Every time I TRY, I hate what comes out of me. So… I surrender over and over and over again, and each time I surrender, my art finds me.
All Hillary West jewelry is handmade with personally cut stone for inlay, or carefully chosen stones from fellow lapidary artists, or local mines. Every piece is one of a kind, uses recycled metals, conflict free diamonds, and holds its own personal story. If a piece calls to you, I truly believe that it guided me in its creation, knowing what your spirit was looking for.