Artist Statement: 18K yellow gold & platinum fabricated pin/pendant with 8 sets of 5 curved spires, each hand woven with 3 feet of 30 gauge round platinum (PT950) wire (24 feet total) surrounding a bezel set 10.72 ct. checker cut cabochon blue green tourmaline. Embellishing the ends of each set of 5 curved spires are round faceted gemstones between 3mm & 4mm graduating in color from light to dark. Gemstones (clockwise from the top) are ruby, lavender sapphire, amethyst, blue sapphire, aquamarine, blue green tourmaline, yellow sapphire and spessartite garnet.
2004 Jewelry Arts Awards Best of Competition.
In Italian, Il Segno (pronounced eel SEN-yo) means “the sign” or “the marker”