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458 Elkdale Rd
Lincoln University, PA, 19352

610-932-6065

Courtney Berry Peterson grew up in New Orleans, LA and taught English and French to High School students after graduating from the University of New Orleans.

Lee Peterson grew up in Old Lyme , CT - the younger son of Roger Tory Peterson - and wrote the Peterson Field Guide to Edible Wild Plants after graduating from Johns Hopkins University.

They met on a PM Magazine shoot in the swamps of Louisiana, and united after a year of correspondence and visits.

Having come from varied back grounds to a 200 year old farm in Southeastern Pennsylvania, Courtney & Lee have created a studio that is producing very detailed natural history designs, as well as abstract ones. Using Sterling Silver, Brass, Copper and 14k Gold the hand worked pin/pendants, bracelets, and earrings have won the hearts of many longtime loyal customers.

"It seems we have touched an emotional feeling in our pieces that evokes an older kinder place in time", say Courtney. We do normal pieces: Bugs, birds, dogs, leaves, reptiles, horses, etc. but we also have fun with a bit of ironic tongue and cheek goofy pieces that appeal to an audience that is not inspired by the "normal stuff".

In the past Courtney has done specific pieces for groups such as The Womens' International Sailboat Races in Annapolis, MD, Mardi Gras Krewes in New Orleans, Boston Museum of Art, The National Colonial Dames, as well as many others.

We have the ability to create designs to fit the "look" and the pocket book of people needing large multiples for applications ranging from benefits to balls.

NEW! & ONE OF A KIND

These pieces are made by Courtney and Lee, each creation unique in design and with stones they have personally selected from gem shows across the country.

Original Pendant - SS/14K w/ Louisiana Opal/Peridot

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Original Pendant - SS/14K w/ Louisiana Opal/Peridot

595.00

1.25" W x 1.75" L x  .5" D

LOUISIANA OPAL: An extremely rare Louisiana Opal, also known as the Louisiana Sand Opal, was briefly mined in the Catahoula Formation, which is located near Leesville, LA.

Louisiana Opal is a form of sandstone in which grains of sand are held together by clear opal. When it’s exposed to sunlight, this mixture of materials gives off a distinctive play of colors that makes Louisiana Opal look quite intriguing. The darker the original opal, the more easy it is to observe the play of light.

PERIDOT: Called “the extreme gem” by the Gemological Institute of America, Peridot is born of fire and brought to light, one of only two gems (Diamond is the other) formed not in the Earth’s crust, but in molten rock of the upper mantle and brought to the surface by the tremendous forces of earthquakes and volcanoes. While these Peridots are born of Earth, other crystals of Peridot have extraterrestrial origins, found in rare pallasite meteorites (only 61 known to date) formed some 4.5 billion years ago, remnants of our solar system’s birth. Peridot in its basic form, Olivine, was also found in comet dust brought back from the Stardust robotic space probe in 2006, has been discovered on the moon, and detected by instrument on Mars by NASA’s Global Surveyor. Ancients believed, that Peridot was ejected to Earth by a sun’s explosion and carries its healing power.

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