Gilded Half Moon Necklace by Sarah McGuire
A hammered oxidized sterling silver half moon gilded with 18k gold hangs from oxidized silver chain via 18k gold rings. Each pendant is unique, as gilding is done by hand. 18" longPendant measures 7/8" x 1/2"
Handmade in Chicago, IL
New York-schooled, Chicago-based jewelry designer and metalsmith Sarah McGuire finds inspiration in organic forms, manmade curiosities and classic modernist design. Growing up in New England, Sarah spent her summers on the beaches of Cape Cod and coastal Connecticut, collecting objects and absorbing the landscape that would later inform her work as a jeweler.
From her timber-loft studio, the designer and a small team craft each piece of jewelry by hand. Sarah uses recycled metal – primarily high-karat gold and sterling – mixing it with linen, leather, rough gemstones and diamonds that are conflict-free and responsibly sourced.
With its emphasis on both design and craftsmanship, Sarah’s spare, organic work rewards scrutiny without clamoring for attention. Her goal is to make timeless, meticulously crafted pieces that can be treasured for years to come.