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458 Elkdale Rd
Lincoln University, PA, 19352


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.


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 Pin/Pendant - SS/Wyoming Black Jade/Opal Triplet


Original Pin/Pendant - SS/Wyoming Black Jade/Opal Triplet


1.75" H X 1.25" W X .5" D

Wyoming Jade is nephrite. Sinkankas (1959) considered Wyoming Jade to be some of the finest nephrite in the world, against which material from all other deposits must be compared.

Nephrite is a calcium magnesium silicate varying in composition from actinolite to tremolite. Variations in chemistry are responsible for a wide range of colors extending from white to black, with rare occurrences of blue and off-white. However, most common nephrite jade is of varying shades of green such as apple, emerald, leaf, and olive. The green color results from the presence of reduced iron, with varying contributions from other elements.

The translucent jade window (to the right) at the North Shore Baptist Church, in Chicago, Illinois, illustrates some of the colors found in Wyoming Jade. The window, 6.5 ft hight by 3.5 ft wide and dedicated in 1952, was made for the church by James L. Kraft, president of the Kraft Foods Company in Chicago. The jade came primarily from Wyoming, with the wide variety of greens, blues, and other unusual colors of jade resulting from years of searching across the central part of the state by Mr. & Mrs. Allan Branham of Lander, Wyoming. Some of the jade came from Alaska, Arizona, and California.

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