Jordan Alexander's "Pearl Slice" Collection

Posted Tuesday December 13, 2011 11:47 AM GMT

Always looking to innovate, Theresa Bruno has come up with quite the unique idea for the Jordan Alexander fine jewelry line.

The new Pearl Slice Collection takes the pearl jewelry realm to another level with new necklaces, bangles, cuffs, earrings, and rings ranging from $3,500 to $11,000.

Bruno explained, “Once we perfected the technique, we began slicing pearls in all shapes and colors. The interior of each one was completely unique and stable. Everybody is so afraid of a pearl being delicate. It’s a harder material than we give it credit for.”

“At first I was just filling up a bowl with these pearls. When it grows in the oyster, it doesn’t always fill in on the inside. It’s like a tray, it makes layers and layers, and when you cut into it, it isn’t always filled in the middle so I’d love to fill it with silver or rose gold, or even place some little rose-cut diamonds inside.”

“Even though it’s fine jewelry, I love slamming it together with something that’s unexpected and youthful and organic, such as leather or an unusual thread. I don’t ever put it on ribbons because that makes it prissy.”

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