“The natural world has always been a source of inspiration for me,” Katz told the press. “Throughout the years I have gained such an appreciation of how nature and the natural world provoke artistic creation. Each piece in this collection is inspired by that beauty and those gifts that nature delivers to all of us around the world.”
The collection comprises 15 SKUs of earrings, necklaces, and brooches, some of which feature interchangeable components. Materials used range from platinum with diamonds, pink sapphires, rubies, and tsavorite in the Nautilus brooch set, to antiqued sterling silver and 18k gold with Paraiba tourmaline and Tahitian pearls in two sets of clip-on Starfish earrings. Other styles include akoya pearls, opals, garnets, and pink spinel.
The Tulip brooches have interchangeable tulip heads that screw on and off, and are available in a variety of sizes, colors, and stones including amethyst and fire opal.
Currently, the line is not available for wholesale, but that idea could come to fruition fairly soon, according to Katz.
“The tulip was a limited edition, but we are considering a second edition which would be smaller with some design changes,” Katz tells JCK in an email interview. “I will make an application process for a couple limited pieces. Once those applications are evaluated, I will determine how many I will make in the new edition.”
All prices for the styles are upon request.