18K gold vermeil, light blue topaz 1 3/8" x 5/16" x 1/4"
Coming from a long line of artisans, it was a natural choice for Sarah Richardson to follow her passion for art. Sarah studied Metalsmithing at Rhode Island School of Design, with further design studies in Germany. After graduating, Sarah moved to New York and designed custom jewelry for a fine jewelry gallery in the West Village, taught metalsmithing, and focused on fine art jewelry. In 2006, she returned to CA and set up her own studio. She has since expanded to a new studio in San Rafael, CA.
Sarah Richardson’s jewelry is a process of evolving designs. Drawn to the organic quality of each individual pod, a repetition of these elements creates geometric form. Using traditional wax carving techniques, each piece is hand carved, then cast in 18KY gold or sterling. Using heat to bring the fine metal to the surface, each piece is then polished on the edges creating an interior glow.
All pieces are finely crafted using recycled sterling, 18K gold & platinum and ethically sourced stones. Any pieces which are vermeil are plated in a heavy 18K gold over sterling, with gold fill chains, to ensure long-lasting quality.