Decorated with Intricate, Twisting Gold Wire and Sporadically Strung Large Cultured Pearls and Smaller Freshwater Pearls atop Polished Gold.
Cultured pearls are white with visible rose hues, some with orange peel nacre, cleanish, several minor bubbles and pitting. Good lustre. Freshwater pears are vari-shaped, white, clean, and have good lustre.
Signed Nikki Feldbaum
Ex. Coll: Private Collection, Sarasota, FL until 2018
Florida based Nikki Feldbaum's pieces are handmade. Each bracelet, brooch, earring, necklace and ring by her is individual, yet each item is instantly recognizable as made by Feldbaum. Her trademark is twisting, spiraling gold wire work punctuated with varying sizes of cultured and freshwater pearls. Feldbaum is also partial to nugget gold. The overall effect is unique and sensual; a kind of contemporary Baroque opulence. Jewelry by Feldbaum is also decidedly sculptural.