ladies of the lake . . . have tons of personality!
Almost nothing can compare to the unusual beauty of pearls grown in freshwater lakes, rivers and streams! They are unlike their sisters - Akoya, Tahitian, and South Sea - grown in saltwater oceans.
Freshwater pearls have distinctive natural colors. And, they are definitely not your "mother's" traditional round pearls since they boast baroque and freeform shapes like small sculptures. These "lovelies" also come in sizes from petite to majestic XL. You will find various types of freshwater pearls to choose from in my collections.
For more general information on pearls and their cultivation scroll down to the video below.
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I am Barbara Weber Yoffee, jewelry designer and GIA Graduate Gemologist. All designs are handcrafted by me in my studio in Santa Fe, New Mexico USA from some of the finest exotic materials that I have gathered from around the world. I use only recycled precious metals and ethically sourced gemstones. For more information about me, my work and inspiration click the button below.
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my customer reviews
Anna, Santa Fe - New Mexico
I cherish my many treasures (necklaces and earrings) from Barbara’s jewelry collection, all of which I enjoy wearing more than anything I own.
Each gem is individually created with her unique imagination.
Barbara has an intimate and professional knowledge of gemstones, which she crafts into stunning pieces, blending tradition with innovative design.
Phyllis from Boston, MASSAchusetts
Barbara, your jewelry is spectacular and has brought much joy to us - and to the people to whom we have given your pieces.
Debra, Las Vegas - Nevada
I have been amazed at both the beauty and durability of the pieces I have purchased from BHWYDESIGNS.
The design of the earrings and necklaces is so fresh and unique, and their simple elegance make them a fun pairing with jeans or an evening gown.
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ELLEN - Atlanta, GEORGIA
I have purchased multiple items from BHWY Designs over many years, both for myself and as gifts.
I am drawn to the quality of the work and the chance to purchase unique items.
Barbara is such a talented designer and incredibly knowledgeable about gemstones.
I love all of my items, and frequently get compliments when I wear them.
Susan - Santa Fe, New Mexico
Barbara's designs are stunning because they are both beautiful but also engaging. Her creations are contemporary but with echoes of antiquity, of museum pieces.
Intricate goldwork and beautiful gemstones lead you in, invite you to look closer.
In our family they are loved by 20 somethings and 70 somethings.... treasures for a lifetime and beyond.