Objets d'art at EF Watermelon

The beauty and craftsmanship of the Faberge milieu, for our generation.
Made in America, by skilled American artisans.

 

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Susan Allen

Pioneer and master of internal gemstone carving for over 25 years, Susan creates exquisite pieces that bring intriguing nature scenes to life within selected quartz.

Susan lets the color of the natural mineral inclusions suggest her subjects. Frogs or rabbits find their way into pieces with green mossy chlorite, while iron rust tones often become the background for Southwest scenes or reptiles. 

Allen has won many awards for creations that are admired at museum appearances and showings worldwide.

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Michael Christie

Michael fashions stunning, multi-functional essence bottles that can also be worn as jewelry. Each piece is filled with layer upon layer of surprises as the bottle unfolds to become earrings and pendant.

Michael works alongside his wife, Susan Allen, who does the beautiful internal carvings that enhance his essence bottles.

Christie's bottles have been showcased at the Los Angeles Museum of Natural History, the Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art and the Carnegie Museum of Natural History.

 

 

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Nicolai Medvedev

World renowned artist, Nicolai has reinvented the tradition of Pietra Dura, or stone inlay. Influenced by his formal training at art institutes in Ashkhabad and Moscow, Nicolai began his career in oil paints but always had a fascination for minerals and gemstones.

Medvedev moved to the United States in 1980 where his passion for minerals flourished. Slices of Lapis, Rhodochrosite, Azurite, Malachite and more are cut, polished, and then meticulously placed to make his one-of-a-kind pendants and boxes.

Medvedev's work has been recognized by collectors and museums all over the world. Most notably, his one-man-show at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History.