This collection is named for the confluence, or coming together, of friends, ideas and inspiration. When my friend and fellow jeweler, Tamar Collins, needed a jewelry bench built, she asked my husband, a woodworker, to build it for her. Unbeknownst to me, in return he asked her to design a piece of jewelry for me. When the bench was finished, I was very surprised to be presented with the most gorgeous, hand made 22 karat gold necklace. She had made each piece by dripping the gold into water, which created amazing cup shapes, like moments frozen in time. The design was just too great not to share – so together we worked on the design to come up with our Confluence collection, reproducible in 18 karat gold and cobalt chrome. Each beautiful cup holds a pearl or diamond in the most precious way, and always reminds me of how lucky I am to have such talented and generous friends.