Theresa Cowan’s Mineralogy Design has a little bit for everyone. Some pieces use stones like Mojssanite for a diamond look at a much lower price, as well as druzy, semi-precious stones and recycled gold. The shop notes, “Mineralogy is a collection of limited edition and one-of-a-kind jewelry designed and handcrafted by Chicago metalsmith, Theresa Cowan. Inspired by an earth science class lecture on minerals, the collection began. Mineralogy creates unusual statement and heirloom quality pieces that pay tribute to the beauty of natural gems and minerals. Traditional metalsmithing techniques are used with an assortment of metals ranging from brass, silver, 14k gold fill, and solid 14k gold. The styles are produced in limited quantities, with each individual piece unique in its own aspects due to nature’s remarkable aberrations.”
This pendant is made with opal, emerald and diamond, set in 14k recycled gold. It sells for USD$518.