FrontRunners: Mother of Pearls

    Elisa Browsh collected the one-of-kind cultured pearls featured in her Elyria Cat Street collection (www.elyriajewels.com) over the last three years, searching for unusual specimens to sell through her import business. Browsh saved the most remarkable examples for these jewelry designs, which are priced from $1,200 to about $12,000. The $5,500 Anatolia necklace shown at right showcases an abstract-shaped, copper-color baroque freshwater pearl. A ring of cognac diamonds connects the pearl to a kite-shaped emerald. Another piece from the collection, the $4,400 Garuda necklace, features black jade strung with Tahitian pearls.

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