A one-of-a-kind
necklace created specially for
the Emerald theme of the
5th Carnegie Gem & Mineral Show
in Pittsburgh PA
November 22-24, 2002

Echoes received the
1st Prize Award, Jewelry Division
in the People's Choice Competition
that took place during
the "Gem Galleria Gem Art Show"
at the Historic Manning House
in Tucson, AZ.
The necklace, along with  other pieces,
was also on exhibit at
the "2003 Tucson Gem & Mineral Society" show
(or "Main Event")

Echoes is currently in a private collection.


The centerpiece of this necklace
features a handcrafted slide pendant
with two magnificent gems:
a 13.03 carat carved
Lightning Ridge Australian opal,
and an eye-catching piece of
natural Colombian Emerald crystals-in-matrix,
rarely used in jewelry.
These two gems are surrounded by
faces carved in relief ,
and cast in 18K yellow/green gold.
"Echoes" was designed to evoke feelings of
echoes, of mankind wanting to speak to us...
echoes of our spiritual connections
to other people.


The slide pendant is approximately
3 inches high and 1.5 inches wide.
The piece is designed to be easily
detachable from the braided 5 strand faceted bead
necklace of natural Colombian Emeralds
with 3 styles of 18K yellow gold beads
which complement and add glamour
to this unique pendant.

Upper Photo by M.J.Colella
Middle Photo by Andrew Herman
Lower photo by Andrew Herman
of a model wearing "Echoes"
at the
Carnegie Museum opening Gala








All text and images on this website are Copyright 2003-2007
to the Gem Art Center and Helen Serras-Herman.
All rights are reserved. No part of this website can be used or
reproduced in any way, anywhere, without the written permission
of the artist and author Helen Serras-Herman.
Page last updated 01/12/07..


Comments, suggestions, 
and website problems may be sent to