“The Tide” - Larimar, Turquoise, and Mother of Pearl Pendant by Ed Lohman on Braided Black Leather Cord
This intricate one-of-a-kind pendant was created by Ed Lohman of Absolute Jewelry. It is made of larimar, Arizona turquoise, and mother of pearl and it matches The Tide Ring. In fact, every single piece that Ed creates is one of a kind. He focuses on hand-selecting semi-precious stones from around the world with design inspiration from the American Southwest. All of Ed’s pieces are made in Cebu, an island located in the middle of the Philippines, where he provides his highly skilled team of 60 jewelers and lapidaries with retirement, paid vacation, and maternity leave. Each piece takes between one or two days to create due to the intricate inlay work. You’ll notice that Ed continues the inlay work on the bail of this pendant, rather than use a plain bail because he wanted to create a look that is difficult to achieve without using filler material. Ed trained in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Durango, Colorado in the late 60s, learning on the job with different artists and learning different techniques. The only mine in the world that produces larimar is the Filipinas Mine in Los Checheses, Dominican Republic on the island of Hispaniola. This pendant is on an 18” braided black leather cord with a sterling silver lobster clasp.
The matching ring can be found here "The Tide" Larimar, Turquoise, and Mother of Pearl Inlay Ring in Sterl – The Rutile Ltd .