Spring has been an exciting time so far for us here at Duris Studios!
The door is open and a nice breeze is filling the shop as I write this, with people enjoying the beautiful day walking up and down Thames Street.
We are happy to announce that thanks in large part to photography by the talented Azur Mele, we now have several jewelry collections live and for sale here on the website!
The medium waterdrop and freshwater pearl chain necklace pictured to the right is a fun spin on the classic pearl necklace, and customers enjoy the versatility of the many ways it can be worn. Our newly designed fluted ring pictured to the right has been very popular since we began making it last month. It is a classic, yet modern design that is wearable and looks stunning in either sterling silver or gold.
As always, we are in the process of photographing even more work and adding new pieces frequently.
We have also added a few featured products by one of our gallery artists, the talented Petri Kymlander. In our SHOP Gallery Artists page we will be featuring select works, many one of a kind, from the artists we have in the gallery. We have three gorgeous pairs of earrings from Petri in the online shop at the moment, including these stunning diamond starfish earrings pictured to the right. Of course, we have these and MANY more great pieces in the gallery, so please stop in to visit if you are in Newport, RI.
There will be a new addition to the artist lineup in the gallery this summer, with jewelry by Janet of Quiet Rebel Design making a home amidst our other great selections. Janet's series Calm & Chaos features swirling lines of metal surrounding one of a kind stones that are gorgeous shades of ocean blues and greens. We look forward to having her work at the shop! In the meantime here is a sneak peek of her work.
The Pearl Bar that we began last summer has received such a great response in the last few weekends that we have decided to 're-open' the pearl bar full force a bit sooner than we planned! This means that if you're in Newport stop by to design your own custom strand! If you're unfamiliar, our pearl bar is essentially a design-your-own center for all things pearl! We have a great selection of freshwater pearls, and with a building variety of saltwater, tahitian, and south sea pearls. Once you've picked out a strand of pearls, simply pick from our selection of handmade clasps, a variety of colored silks, and your choice of length - then we do the rest! The pearls are hand-knotted, which means that a tiny knot is made between each pearl for security, and to protect the pearls from wear. We can also work with customers via phone or email to create a strand and have it ready to ship or pick-up if time is limited! Contact us for more information.