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Thursday, March 7, 2013

Designer Spotlight on Jorge Adeler, Adeler Jewelers

IPDC 2012-13 Winner from Adeler
Well known for their pearl collection, Jorge Adeler, proprietor and master designer of Adeler Jewelers, unearths some of the seas most beautiful and majestic pearls and brings them to life through his one of kind designs. Jorge travels to far reaches of the world from the Philippines, Japan, China and the South Pacific to uncover the perfect pearl. His trips then influence his design and how the piece takes shape.

His involvement with discovering the pearls is intimate and detailed; his last trip to Flower Island in Palawan, Philippines he learned 360 interactions that are involved in the culturing pearl process; beginning with the birth of the oyster larva and fast forwarding six years to the extraction of the magical South Sea Pearl. His adventures to capture these pearls range from pearl diving for the Pinctada Maxima-the largest pearl bearing oyster in the world-to harvesting at modern pearl farms.

It's because of this dedication that Jorge continues to win awards for his designs. Winner at the International Pearl Design Competition he went home with The President's Trophy and The Brilliance Award and Orient Award. Two years running he won four second place and two third place competitions at the JCK Jewelers Choice Awards.

From Japanese Akoya to Tahitian Black and South Sea Pearls, Jorge encrusts them in 18 K gold with gemstone accents. Out of the oyster and onto the strand, one by one, two by two, each pearl begins to form into a piece of art joined together by diamonds and semi precious stones, just waiting to be claimed by its owner. Whether worn seductive and sultry or elegant and refined Jorge's pearls can take on any demeanor and style and offer something for any occasion.


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