Each star earring is cast in sterling silver, the edges are polished to a high shine and the textured centre is accented with a gold leaf. The star measures 1/2″ (1.25 cm) in diameter.
We look to stars for illumination, direction and guidance. Thus the star symbolizes shedding light on our lives, offering us navigation when we need it, and providing consistency when our lives seem to be in disarray. The nautical star, which influenced my design, was a symbol for guiding one safely on a journey away from or back home. The five pointed star reflects perfect balance in the human body and the elements we exist in.
There’s something inherently dreamy about this Vancouver-based designer’s line of jewelry that is characterized by winged heart pendants, dangling star earrings, and simple textured stacking rings. After a medical condition put the brakes on her career as a pastry chef Turner turned to a childhood passion for jewelry, earning a diploma in Jewelry Art and Design in 2000. Since then the west coast native has expanded her label, which now features several diverse collections. The Texture Collection showcases simple designs made special by hammered silver that creates ripples and craters in the pieces. Turner’s signature take on the iconic heart can be found in the Open Heart Collection, where hearts are made unique by cool contrasting edging. Also look out for the mystical Star Collection and the Wedding Collection, which offers up beautiful rings for those wanting a truly original piece for their special day.
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