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    Beth Biggs

    Regular price $220.00
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    Medieval Lace ring. Sterling silver rings with 14k yellow gold and gemstones.

    All are size 7, but can be made to order in different sizes. 5mm band.

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    Beth Biggs

    Regular price $270.00
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    Medieval Lace Bracelet. Elegant sterling silver bracelet with handmade clasp. This bracelet fits a size large at 2.5 x 20 cm., but different sizes are easily available.

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    Beth Biggs

    Beth Biggs

    Regular price $70.00
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    Medieval Lace Earrings. Small round sterling silver chainmaille discs hang lightly from silver hooks or studs.

    2 x 3 cm. 

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    Blue Topaz Medieval Lace Earring

    Beth Biggs

    Regular price $240.00
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    Blue Topaz Medieval Lace Earrings. Sterling silver dangle earrings with 14k gold bezels around blue topaz stones.

    1 x 4 cm. 

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    Medieval Lace Earrings. Brazilian Amethysts

    Beth Biggs

    Regular price $190.00
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    Medieval Lace Earrings. Brazilian Amethysts set in 14k gold start the medieval lace triple drop sterling silver dangle earrings.

    1 x 4 cm. 

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    Red Garnet Medieval Lace Earrings

    Beth Biggs

    Regular price $210.00
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    Red Garnet Medieval Lace Earrings. Sterling silver dangle earrings with garnets set in 14k gold.

    2 x 4 cm. 

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    Lemon Topaz Medieval Lace Earrings

    Beth Biggs

    Regular price $290.00
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    Lemon Topaz Medieval Lace Earrings. Sterling silver dangle earrings with topaz stones set in 14k gold.

    2 x 4 cm. 

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    Medieval Lace Earrings.

    Beth Biggs

    Regular price $95.00
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    Medieval Lace Earrings. Sterling silver chainmaille forms hang lightly from silver hooks or studs.

    2 x 4 cm. 

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    Red Garnet Medieval Lace Earring.

    Beth Biggs

    Regular price $295.00
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    Red Garnet Medieval Lace Earrings. Large round sterling silver chainmaille discs  with red garnets set in 14k yellow gold hang lightly from silver hooks.

    3 x 4 cm. 

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    Medieval Lace Earrings

    Beth Biggs

    Regular price $125.00
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    Medieval Lace Earrings. Large round sterling silver chainmaille discs hang lightly from silver hooks or studs.

    3 x 4 cm. 

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    Ribbed Ring  Amethyst, 14K yellow gold and sterling silver
    Ribbed Ring  Amethyst, 14K yellow gold and sterling silver

    Beth Biggs

    Regular price $800.00
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    Large Oval Amethyst Cabochon Ribbed Ring. The 14 x 10 mm amethyst is set in a 14K yellow gold bezel, surrounded by ribbed sterling silver. Size 7.

     

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    Lacy Ring  Turquoise and sterling silver
    Lacy Ring  Turquoise and sterling silver

    Beth Biggs

    Regular price $450.00
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    Large Turquoise Cabochon Lacy Ring. The large turquoise, 25 x 18mm, is fancifully set in the sterling silver medieval lace shank. Size 7 1/2.

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    Ribbed Ring  Onyx and sterling silver
    Ribbed Ring  Onyx and sterling silver

    Beth Biggs

    Regular price $190.00
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    Large Oval Onyx Cabochon Ribbed Ring. The 25 x 18mm onyx is set in sterling silver. Size 7.

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    Ribbed Ring  Turquoise, 14K yellow gold and sterling silver
    Ribbed Ring  Turquoise, 14K yellow gold and sterling silver
    Beth Biggs Ribbed Ring  Turquoise, 14K yellow gold and sterling silver
    Beth Biggs Ribbed Ring  Turquoise, 14K yellow gold and sterling silver

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    Regular price $620.00
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    Large Turquoise Oval Cabochon Ribbed Ring. The 18 x 131mm turquoise is set in a 14K yellow gold bezel with a sterling silver shank. Size 9 1/4.

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    Regalia Ring  Garnet, 14K yellow gold and sterling silver
    Regalia Ring  Garnet, 14K yellow gold and sterling silver

    Beth Biggs

    Regular price $1,160.00
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    Red Garnet Round Cabochon Regalia Ring. 12mm garnet, 14K yellow gold and sterling silver. Size 9.

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    Ribbed Ring  Chalsedony, 14K yellow gold and sterling silver
    Ribbed Ring  Chalsedony, 14K yellow gold and sterling silver

    Beth Biggs

    Regular price $700.00
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    Large Oval Chalcedony Cabochon Ribbed Ring. The 16 x 12 mm chalcedony cabochon is set in a 14K yellow gold bezel, surrounded by ribbed sterling silver. Size 5 1/2.

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    Ribbed Ring  Carnelian, 14K yellow gold and sterling silver
    Ribbed Ring  Carnelian, 14K yellow gold and sterling silver

    Beth Biggs

    Regular price $530.00
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    Large Oval Carnelian Ribbed Ring. The 18 x 13 mm carnelian cabochon is set in a 14K yellow gold bezel, surrounded by ribbed sterling silver. Size 9 1/2. 

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    Medieval Lace Ring  Amethyst, 14K yellow gold and sterling silver
    Medieval Lace Ring  Amethyst, 14K yellow gold and sterling silver

    Beth Biggs

    Regular price $390.00
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    Amethyst Medieval Lace Ring. The 5mm amethyst is set in a 14K yellow gold bezel in the centre of the chainmaille. Sterling silver round pattern. Size 6 1/2.

     

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    Large Carnelian set in a Ribbed Ring.
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    Beth Biggs

    Regular price $230.00
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    Large Carnelian set in a Ribbed Ring. The carnelian of 25x18mm is set in sterling silver. Size 7.

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    Speak: Magnolia necklace

    Beth Biggs

    Regular price $630.00
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    Speak: Marigold necklace

    A jelly opal set in sterling silver joins the magnificent marigold centrepiece to its pearl chain.

    To create Limoges enamel: onglaze vitreous painting uses pure metallic oxides, mixed with lavender oil, to create an image. To build the colours, one must delicately paint many layers of oxide that are repeatedly fired in an enamelling kiln.

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    Beth Biggs Medieval Lace Ring
    Beth Biggs

    Beth Biggs

    Regular price $360.00
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    Medieval Lace Ring. Sterling silver, 14k yellow gold and 5mm garnet. Size 8 1/2.

     

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    Beth Biggs Medieval Lace Ring
    Beth Biggs

    Beth Biggs

    Regular price $190.00
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    Medieval Lace Ring. Sterling silver. Size 8.5.

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    Beth M. Biggs, MFA, RCA, QGJM

    Born in 1961, Biggs graduated from the State University of New York and New Paltz (MFA) and the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (BFA). With a teaching career that spanned 30 years, she taught at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Nunavut Arctic College and the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design. Among grants and awards are the Golden Jubilee Medal from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth for her contribution to arts education in Nunavut and the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. 

    “In my practice, I am interested in the innate potential of jewellery - as body adornment - to be fortified with conceptual meaning - particularly ideas associated with feminist symbols, signs, gender classification, and the social and political implications behind these. “

    I work on a number of series simultaneously, and look critically at western history for inspiration. 

    During the Victorian Period, flowers were representative of emotional states of being. As it was considered inappropriate for women to express their emotions, especially desire, flowers became a way of communicating deeply personal sentiments. In "Speak", flowers are presented front and centre, delicately painted using metal oxides in the Limoges enamelling technique, are placed on our chest, an important ritual space of our bodies.

    "Medieval Lace" draws from the rich metalworking history of the period. One of the earliest forms of armour used as protection in battle predates the "Medieval Period" and is found over a vast geographical area. Generally it conjures up images associated with masculinity - knights and kings fighting in gruesome battles. Here, I have taken the concept of maille as protection and created feminine lacy jewellery. These pieces are intended to simultaneously empower and protect the wearer.