The Wow Factor

Total Gem

By Kristy Eckert
Photo by Will Shilling
From the September/October 2013 issue of Capital Style


Ancient Egyptians and Greeks long ago ground malachite and used it as eye shadow. Now, the vibrant stone is making a style statement as a necklace—mined from Russia, purchased at a gem show from a man whose father and grandfather worked the mines, and cage-wrapped in gold by Upper Arlington jewelry designer Treffry Caldwell.

This custom Pluma Jewelry piece was $248; other custom necklaces start at $90. For custom work— Caldwell boasts a beautiful collection of gems she hand-picks from dealers and collectors, along with various chains—email info@plumajewelry.com or visit PlumaJewelry.com. Pluma jewelry is also sold at Thread on Grandview and Thread on High.