MOTH 2020 Auction ITEM 89

Hitch Your Wagon to a Star

Estimated Value: $700

by Rita Garolis-MacDonald

Jewelry -  2" x 1.5" on 18" strand

The diamonds on Rita’s piece represent the constellation 'lyra' or 'lyre', a musical instrument of antiquity revered in Greek mythology. 'Lyra' was said to be placed in the heavens by Apollo to honor poets, artists and musicians. This necklace is hand-fabricated in sterling silver and bronze, honey topaz, champagne diamonds, presented on faceted black spinel beads.  

Artist Statement:

Rita enjoys translating concepts and theme into jewelry art. She finds it a rewarding challenge to capture an idea using metals and gems. Rita’s wish is to inspire and honor the person who wears her interpretation.