The Decan earrings have custom cut jasper inlay with cuttlefish cast detail, 14k gold ball detailing, 14k gold crossbar, and 2mm diamonds set in 14k gold.
These earrings were made while I was attending a silversmithing retreat at Ghost Ranch in New Mexico. There was massive change that happened for me there. The funny thing about change, is that, so often it happens silently. When someone goes through a “massive” shift, it could look like absolutely nothing to an observer. In our minds, everything can rearrange, like re-finishing and re-decorating your entire house after a flood. But on the outside, it can be silent, still, calm. There have been two major events within the last year that completely changed the arrangement of my mind and therefore, my life, but they were both very still. These earrings represent something in me that shifted. The expression of what has come about for me hasn’t been shown with hand gestures, screaming, or chopping off my hair, but through my work.
With gorgeous agate windows held in by 14k gold, cuttlebone cast bars, and a 2mm diamond secret on each earring, these bring me to a dream I have of living in a time in history that feels simpler yet grand, feminine, and celebrated. Clean lines mixed with organic detail encourage you to feel timeless yet ever, silently shifting.
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.