(although not Brenda’s directly)
Constructed using nearly 5 ounces of platinum, Brenda Warburton executed this design using over 400 melee diamonds, totaling 8.96 cts. and showcasing the 14 cts. of exceptional blue sapphires. Click here to see more details.
18K white gold necklace featuring a 2.43 ct. pink Sapphire, a 1.16 ct. Alexandrite,
a 0.91 ct. yellow Sapphire and Diamonds (2.94 ctw).
Platinum and 18k yellow gold ring, set with a matching fancy-cut set of tanzanite (1.66ct)
and rubellite tourmaline (1.38ct), and eight square yellow sapphires equaling 0.76cts.
Platinum and 18k yellow gold necklace, set with:
Rainbow pendant manufactured out of platinum and 18k yellow gold with a 1.92 ct. fancy triangle tanzanite and a 1.66 ct. fancy triangle amethyst set at either end of the pendant. The pendant is mostly constructed of a hollow twisted platinum tube pavé set with 1.5 mm round amethyst, ruby, pink sapphire, citrine, emerald, peridot, and sapphire. It is incredibly difficult on a technical level to bend hollow platinum tubing into smooth shapes. On top of that, once the tube was bent setting the very small soft gemstones presented an additional challenge. This pendant is beautiful to the eye and an amazing technical feat!
Brenda J. Warburton is a finalist in the Colored Gemstone Design Award 2000 Contest in two categories, Manufacturers/Retail Manufacturers and Designers. The Colored Gemstones Design Award 2000 is a nationally sponsored jewelry design contest that had over 500 entries nationwide. Mrs. Warburton’s jewelry was selected to be in the 30 finalist entries in each category. Keeping with the theme of the contest, “Color Therapy”, Mrs. Warburton has created an earring and necklace suite, and a pair of earrings that each use numerous colored gemstones and diamonds.
14k yellow and white gold set with rhodolite garnets, peridot, citrine, amethyst, and diamonds. These earrings have moving partsthat rotate to provide mobile-like interest in the kinetic piece.
The earrings and necklace that were finalists in the Manufacturers/Retail Manufacturers Division are 14k yellow and white gold set with amethyst, rhodolite garnet, citrine, peridot, blue topaz, and diamond.
These award winning earrings which we have nicknamed the “mobile earrings” have an interesting feature to their overall design in that each piece moves and allows rotation similar to a mobile. The earrings have stones set on each side of a tube bezel so that as the piece rotates a stone is always visible. The earrings are platinum and 18k yellow gold designed for pierced ears and have “La Pousette” style safety backs. The earrings hold twelve pieces of pink sapphires at 3.24 ct. total weight, six pieces of blue sapphires at 1.56 ct. total weight, and six pieces of yellow sapphire at 1.25 ct. total weight. The earrings are $6,195.00
The earrings were also shown with a custom display stand in 18k yellow gold and platinum. The stand is $720.00.
This award winning bracelet is a combination of platinum and 18k yellow gold with a 1.93 ct. emerald cut chrome tourmaline, 0.11 ct. total weight round diamonds accents (four pieces), 2.10 ct. total weight cabochon top square rubies (fourteen pieces), and 0.92 ct. total weight triangle pink sapphires (three pieces). The gross weight of the bracelet is 32.8 dwt. The bracelet is $10,890.00
The best in show piece from the Michigan Jewelers Association is the only piece representing all of Michigan in The Jewelers of America National Competition in 2000.
This piece was manufactured by Brenda Warburton at Austin & Warburton. It is 14k yellow and white gold brooch with citrine and amethyst.
This piece is 14k rose gold, 0.99 ct, E VS1 center and 8 at 0.96 ct. in the sides (also E VS1). Designed and manufactured by Brenda Warburton.