ELIZABETH McDEVITT : SPOTLIGHT EXHIBIT

December 14, 2019 – January 31, 2020


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ELIZABETH McDEVITT
Waterlily Necklace

Hand-chased and repoussed in fine silver, sterling silver connections, 22K gold, 18 K gold, Australian opal doublet from the Coober Pedy mine, Ethiopian opal, orange and canary yellow full-cut diamonds.


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ELIZABETH McDEVITT
Waterlily Necklace (detail)

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Waterlily Necklace (detail)

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ELIZABETH McDEVITT
Tanzanite earrings

Blackened sterling silver, 24K, 22K, 18K, tanzanites, cobaltocalcite, 0.25ct. VS1 diamonds


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ELIZABETH McDEVITT
Oak Leaf Earrings

Opal, black diamond, 18k, 22k


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ELIZABETH McDEVITT
Water Lily Ring

Blackened sterling silver, fine silver, 22k gold, Australian boulder opal, Ethiopian opals, natural-color canary yellow diamonds


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ELIZABETH McDEVITT
Water Lily Ring (alternate view)

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    ELIZABETH McDEVITT
    Waterlily Necklace

    Hand-chased and repoussed in fine silver, sterling silver connections, 22K gold, 18 K gold, Australian opal doublet from the Coober Pedy mine, Ethiopian opal, orange and canary yellow full-cut diamonds.

    Inspired by "Water Lilies, Green Harmony" by Claude Monet

    Monet - Water Lillies

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    ELIZABETH McDEVITT
    Waterlily Necklace (detail)

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    ELIZABETH McDEVITT
    Waterlily Necklace (detail)

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    ELIZABETH McDEVITT
    Tanzanite earrings

    Blackened sterling silver, 24K, 22K, 18K, tanzanites, cobaltocalcite, 0.25ct. VS1 diamonds

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    ELIZABETH McDEVITT

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    ELIZABETH McDEVITT
    Oak Leaf Earrings

    Opal, black diamond, 18k, 22k

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    ELIZABETH McDEVITT
    Water Lily Ring

    Blackened sterling silver, fine silver, 22k gold, Australian boulder opal, Ethiopian opals, natural-color canary yellow diamonds

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    ELIZABETH McDEVITT
    Water Lily Ring (alternate view)

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ELIZABETH McDEVITT
Waterlily Necklace

Hand-chased and repoussed in fine silver, sterling silver connections, 22K gold, 18 K gold, Australian opal doublet from the Coober Pedy mine, Ethiopian opal, orange and canary yellow full-cut diamonds.


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ELIZABETH McDEVITT
Waterlily Necklace (detail)


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ELIZABETH McDEVITT
Waterlily Necklace (detail)


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ELIZABETH McDEVITT
Tanzanite earrings

Blackened sterling silver, 24K, 22K, 18K, tanzanites, cobaltocalcite, 0.25ct. VS1 diamonds


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ELIZABETH McDEVITT


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ELIZABETH McDEVITT
Oak Leaf Earrings

Opal, black diamond, 18k, 22k


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ELIZABETH McDEVITT
Water Lily Ring

Blackened sterling silver, fine silver, 22k gold, Australian boulder opal, Ethiopian opals, natural-color canary yellow diamonds


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ELIZABETH McDEVITT
Water Lily Ring (alternate view)


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HISTORY & TECHNIQUE

Elizabeth McDevitt’s formative years as an artist began as a Peace Corps volunteer in Senegal,West Africa, stylized art  forms of the mosque, inspired her interest in the art of Islamic metalwork. After receiving a masters degree in Art History, concentrating on Islamic Art, three years were spent in Cairo, Egypt, researching historical metalwork through the modern era, apprenticing with a local master jeweler. Her knowledge of historical metalwork continued with graduate work at the Metropolitan Museum of Art,NY and professional work at the Cleveland Museum of Art. While in Cleveland, McDevitt had the opportunity to work with renowned goldsmith and enamelist John Paul Miller who  generously gave her his prized antique french enamels, which she often uses in  her enameled jewelry.
  
For more than 35 years ElizabethMc Devitt has continued to expand her knowledge of historical techniques and styles by studying with various master craftsmen both here and abroad, most recently with a  traditional Japanese metal artist and with a group of goldsmiths and enamelists in Jaipur, India, where she researched the techniques of traditional Mughal style enameling and Kundan stone setting.