Rex and I are always on the lookout to add new artisans to the Bella Terra family. We are excited to introduce the works of three talented ladies whose jewelry has joined our collection.
Zina Sterling Silver
Zina Sherman, the owner/designer for Zina Sterling Silver has been a member of the fine jewelry industry for more than 30 years. She is recognized as an innovator in the world of “designer” jewelry ranging from classic to edgy “easy to wear” styles. Her collections appeal to women (and men) who seek great fashion and superior quality at affordable prices. Zina says her sense of design comes from the diverse experiences of her life combined with a willingness to take risks. Growing up in her father’s jewelry factory, she fell in love with design at an early age. Understanding that the traditional jewelry industry focused on special occasion pieces, Zina envisioned a sterling line that was fashion-forward and accessible. Her inspiration comes from the natural environment. “In every corner of nature, says Zina, there is a fresh discovery. And I find it each time I stroll through the woods. In these quiet times, I often reflect on a rippled puddle, or more fully appreciate stones that have taken centuries to become smooth and round. It fascinates me how we can be continually surrounded by natural wilderness, great and small. I focus on the details of nature’s wild beauty in an attempt to tame them in silver”. Touchstones, Waves and Mediation, Ripples, and Windows and Fireworks are Zina collections you will find at Bella Terra.
Elemental Adornments by Christi
Christi Anderson is a completely self-taught jeweler working in fine and sterling silver. Her style is highly distinctive and is marked by painstaking details within intricate hand fabricated designs. Architecture, fairy tales, Victorian jewelry and natural themes provide inspiration which Christi interprets with an ornate Gothic, yet whimsical, style. Features such as doors that open, gates that lock, hinges, keys and latches give the feeling of something secret to be revealed. Many of her works are one of a kind and she is the recipient of numerous industry awards. We are highlighting some exquisite limited edition works and designs from Christi’s panel door, bird house, and heart collections.
Carmen Q is a Northern California artist whose hand crafted jewelry fuses elegance with everyday wearability. Carmen states that, as an artist, her intention is to offer jewelry that encourages each individual to express their creativity and their authentic self through the ancient tradition of adornment. Her love of color and understanding of color harmony theory is evident in her designs. Bella Terra is featuring a variety of pieces from Carmen’s blue and champagne collections that combine sterling silver, pearls and gemstones in texturally rich necklaces and earrings.
Come in and add something from our collection to yours. Bella Terra, beyond the ordinary.