A Pearl in the Vines

This handmade, neckpiece was handcrafted by Roger Sutherland for the 30th Anniversary of the Clare Valley Gourmet Weekend.

The inspiration behind the design is bringing the vine to the pearl. The focus of the piece was of course the pearl. So we sourced a stunning AUTORE 16mm, baroque, South Sea Pearl from Broome WA. It is the perfect centre point for this bespoke piece. The rest of the necklet is all handcrafted in solid 9ct yellow, white and rose gold. Each vine leaf was cut out by hand, using local vine leaves as a guide.

These elements all came together, after over 25 hours of work and multiple alterations to the design, to create a unique and stunning neck piece. 

It will be auctioned off at the Gala Dinner on Friday 16th May