Colored Stones, July–August 2019: Grainne Morton’s Mobile-Like Jewels

CAN'T-MISS COLLECTION Finders Keepers Jewelry designer Grainne Morton has mastered the art of mixing and matching seemingly disparate stones and objects in cohesive-feeling jewelry pieces that have earned her a robust following. But the Irish jeweler, who lives and works in Edinburgh, Scotland, and calls herself a “collager of materials,” does more than corral tiny elements; her designs pack real historical perspective. Morton says her latest mobilelike jewels were inspired by her love of 20th-century fashion—notably Droopy & Browns and AnnaBelinda. Her pieces may have the appearance of having been assembled spontaneously, but closer inspection reveals their thoughtful orderliness. It’s a trick Morton pulls off regularly, and with aplomb.   (From top) Nautical 18k gold–plated silver necklace with an antique button, lapis, garnet, vintage glass, enamel, pearl, and

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