John Iversen's work conveys a deep respect for nature and its influence. Sometimes that influence is immediately evident, as in his Hydrangea collection. Rendered in bright and gray sterling silver, as well as 18 karat gold, they are so delicate and detailed that for a moment one can't help but wonder if they're real blossoms. As single tiny stud earrings, they are as sweet and dainty as can be. Grouped in dense clusters of blooms, they are intriguing in their lushness.
Nature is no less influential in the Jacks collection. Inspired by clusters of eucalyptus berries, they could just as easily be some sort of exotic sea creature - especially those tipped in lustrous white and gray pearls. Colored gemstones add another layer of intrigue to the forms, in colors that are simultaneously evocative of buds and berries, and fireworks mid-burst. Each is like a tiny treasure, whose beauty is best appreciated where they belong - on the ear.
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