Angela Cummings for Tiffany & Co. Mother of Pearl Gold Earrings


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    About Angela Cummings Brand

    Angela Cummings is one of the most prominent fine jewelry designers and women jewelry designers. Many of her famous designs were inspired by nature and by three-dimensional art of sculpture. Even though she grew up in the USA, Angela Cummings received her art and jewelry education in Europe. She studied painting in Italy and gemology and goldsmith in Germany.

    When she came back to the United States late in 1960s, she was right away hired by Tiffany & Co. and became Tiffany’s in-house designer. In 1974, she was the first woman who had a named collection, “Angela Cummings Exclusively for Tiffany & Co.” Soon after that Tiffany created named collections by Elsa Peretti and Paloma Picasso.

    ​In the 1970s and 1980s, Angela Cummings created her distinctive inlaid designs with semiprecious stones such as coral, jade, lapis lazuli, jasper and organic mother of pearl that she became famous for. Nowadays, these designs are highly sought after and very collectable.

    ​What made Angela Cummings’s designs recognizable are the sensuous gracefulness, deep inspiration by nature and natural forms and biomorphic use of precious metals.

    ​Angela Cummings retired in 2003. She moved to Utah to enjoy spending more time with her family.

    ​Angela Cummings jewelry features gemstone jewelry, diamond jewelry and precious metal jewelry including platinum jewelry and gold jewelry. Our estate jewelry collection comprises of vintage Angela Cummings bracelets, rings, earrings, and necklaces.

    About Pearl Jewelry

    Pearls have a special place in jewelry design. These organic gems have always been associated with a classy, refined style. Today wearing pearls meaning having a great taste and ability to see its beauty.

    Saltwater pearl jewelry using pearls produced by a saltwater mollusk. It can produce one pearl at a time, while freshwater oysters are able to make up to 30 pearls at once. That fact plus a lustrous appearance along with a rounder shape make this type of pearls more expensive compared to freshwater. The most popular saltwater pearls are Akoya, Tahitian and South Sea pearls.

    Freshwater pearls are very durable as they have a thicker nacre, comparing to their saline living relatives. This type of pearl can be white, pink, and even peach color. 

    Mother-of-pearl, also known as nacre, is a substance that forms the inner layer of certain mollusk shells. The material gets its name from its lustrous, pearly appearance. The iridescence of the mother of pearl results from the way light interacts with the layers of crystals within the material. One of the most popular uses of mother-of-pearl in jewelry is as an inlay or overlay in various settings. The smooth and lustrous surface of MOP is frequently used to complement other gemstones or materials. 

    From a formal event through a glamorous cocktail night to a day at work, pearls can be your jewels of choice every time you need to amp up your style.