January 24, 2012
“The Cutting Edge II: A Gem and Jewelry Invitational”
January 22, 2012 New York, NY K. Brunini Jewels is proud to be featured in The Headley-Whitney Museum’s “The Cutting Edge II: A Gem and Jewelry Invitational.” Katey Brunini, designer of K.Brunini Jewels has four pieces in the exhibit at the Smithsonian Affiliate Museum including two from her Spirit Animals collection. Brunini’s Raven necklace is composed of 9 carved jet ravens set in 18K yellow gold with rubies and diamonds (retail price $33,650). Another highlight is her Spirit Animals Unicorn pendant composed of carved moose antler and 18K yellow with diamonds, seed pearls, and rose quartz (retail price $11,875).
Katey Brunini launched her organic jewelry design company, K.Brunini Jewels in 1998. Spiritual and soulful in her designs, Brunini’s creations pay homage to Nature’s spontaneous wit and organic aesthetic. The San Diego-based designer is known for travelling the world to seek both artistic and ethereal inspiration for her collections.
“The Cutting Edge II” exhibit features the work of twenty-three contemporary jewelers and gem carvers. The artists hail from across the United States and Canada. The Headley-Whitney Museum is a decorative arts museum founded by famed jewelry designer George W. Headley and is home to his jewelry designs and eclectic collections. The museum is open Tuesday through Friday from 10am to 5pm, and Saturday and Sunday 12pm to 5pm. The museum is closed on Mondays, located along the scenic corridor of Old Frankfort Pike in Lexington, Kentucky. For more information, contact 859-255-6653 or visit www.headley-whitney.org.
K. Brunini Jewels can also be found at the San Diego Natural History Museum at the “All that Glitters” exhibit which runs until April 7, 2012. Katey Brunini has four pieces in this exhibit from both the Objects Organique and Spirit Animals collections. From Objects Organique is a rare Orchid pin composed of carved bone and 18K Rose gold with white and pink diamonds and South Sea pearls (retail price $17,075). From Spirit Animals is a Hummingbird pendant composed of fossilized mammoth tusk and 18K
Yellow gold and rubies (retail price $3,050).
The San Diego Natural History Museum is located at 1788 El Prado, Balboa Park in San Diego, CA 92101. For more information contact: Museum Curator: Elise B. Misiorowski, 619-255-0221 or log on to www.sdnhm.org. For more information on K.Brunini Jewels log on to www.KBrunini.com or call 858-259-8779.
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