When my dearest dog Lua passed away last year I was devastated and filled with a grief I had never experienced before. She was the love of my life and a way I found to honor her and all the love she had given me, after 18 years, was through jewelry. One way I know how.

Using my signature Bell Pendant as inspiration, I filled the oval shaped 18k pod with her ashes and added a 0.52 carat cushion cut diamond to symbolize the preciousness of her spirit.

Each pendant is hand sculpted in wax each time, then casted in 18k yellow gold. It takes 6-8 weeks to complete, depending on the design.

To inquire about a custom pendant email us at info@nataliapas.com. I am taking very limited amount of orders of these for the holidays.



THE PROCESS:


After a one-on-one appointment with the client I sketch a design.


Custom 0.6 carat emerald pre-setting and polish. Honoring another beloved pup.


Sketch for another custom pendant, this one with no gem at the center.




My Signet Ring has been getting some attention lately so I figured I would share a little bit more about it.


The inspiration started from two ancient rings I viewed at Met museum a few years ago (see below). I first made an Australian Opal version (see last photo) because the shape of the ancient ring on (the first image to the left) evoked the need for a stone to be set.







Then, I wanted to change the design and make it my own by raising it and make it a little more elevated, a very bold look in my opinion, I wanted it to feel chunky and strong.


My intention for the Signet is to be a bold statement of self identity, as signet rings have been known to identify one’s heritage. Our version symbolizes strength and boldness of one’s story. In solid 18k yellow gold it is meant to stand out.


Customized versions with stones are available upon request, just email us at info@nataliapas.com.











I tend to always gravitate towards circular and round shapes. From Brazilian modernist art, to furniture, to architecture, this is my source of inspiration for this new direction I am heading with Natalia Pas Jewelry. I wanted to update my signature Bell Pendant and make it a strong and bold piece, modern and elegant.


Part of my series of one-of-a-kind handcrafted pendants there will be no two ever exactly alike. There is an extreme amount of care and attention that came into construction of this new design and I hope you enjoy it.


This is without a doubt another bold statement to add to your collection.




I found this incredible 16.7 carat weight pink tourmaline while at the gem show in Tucson and I knew I had to have it. For months I have been wanting to make more of my signature Bell Pendants and since I am mostly a one woman show I haven't found the time to redesign it. I knew I wanted to create a new bail and create either my own chain or collar. I wanted the design the reflect my growth as a jeweler so every detailed matter. Plus, I wanted it to feel modern, bold and chic.


Why the bell? Honestly the name did not come intentionally I just felt like it resemble a shape of a bell and I like the idea of bells symbolizing awakening. Through their sound they awaken us from a meditation, from concentration, to alert or annunciate something.







INSPIRATION & REFERENCES


Brazilian modernism is my favorite subject to study and read about. My grandmother used to be a big collector of modernists pieces by renowned Brazilian artists and designers, maybe that's where I got it from. Some of these images have inspired me for its curves and shapes and have been on my mood boards over the years.



Casa das Canoas in Rio de Janeiro designed by Oscar Niemeyer in 1951





Bola de Latão Chair designed by Lina Bo Bardi in 1951






"Abaporu" by Tarsila do Amaral 1928




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