Jewelry artist and gemstone carver Naomi Sarna is now at Gemworld Munich where she will be exhibiting her hand-carved gemstone sculptures as well as jewelry that showcases gemstones she has hand-carved, luminous baroque pearls and colored gemstones.
Central to Sarna’s work is the play of light and shadow, movement, texture and the use of bold color combinations. Her work is inspired by the sensuous curves and flowing curls of the Pre-Raphaelite and Art Nouveau periods. Growing up Sarna had the complete set of “Wizard of Oz” books, which had Art Nouveau drawings that she loved and to this day continue to influence her work. A classically trained sculptor, fluidity is an important element in Sarna’s work and she is always observing and seeking the beautiful line that creates the feeling of movement in her pieces.
Naomi Sarna, has been the recipient of 23 Spectrum Awards in both gem carving and jewelry design. She was recently awarded a Silver Medal for her 2019 white jadeite carving, “Winter Bird Spring Greens” at the 2019 Zi Gang Bei Jade Exhibition in Suzhou, China. Sarna received a Bronze Medal for her unique nephrite jade carving, “Mossy River” at the same competition in 2017.
Sarna makes her remarkable pieces in her New York City studio. In this space, she has created pieces that are represented in the Smithsonian’s Permanent Collection of American Gems as well as many private collections. Sarna had her first solo show “Stone in Motion” at the Wilensky Mineral Gallery in New York City, which was followed by a group show “Gemstone Masterpieces” at the same gallery. She is also the Jewelry Arts Expert for Unique, the Private Jet Magazine.
Naomi Sarna invites you to experience her award-winning jewelry and gemstone sculptures at Gemworld Munich, Booth B6-121 from October 22 – October 24, 2021. To schedule an appointment call: 212.727.7967.
Discover more about Naomi Sarna’s carving process in our blog.
Munich Trade Fair Centre
Am Messeturm 4
Friday, October 22: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday, October 23: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday, October 24: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Preview Some of Naomi Sarna's Jewels That Will Be Debuting During Gemworld:
Camellia and Pearl Necklace
Extraordinary, very rare, unheated, natural color 90-carat pink Topaz, certified by the GIA, is the centerpiece of the Camellia Necklace that celebrates the beauty of this Asian flower. Natural pink Topaz is a stone that harmoniously blends the importance of a mineral and the value of a gem. The petals are embellished with colored Diamonds, Garnets, Sapphires and Zircons that add nuanced color, texture and spectacular sparkle. The gems are set in 18-karat white gold. The pendant rests on a necklace of natural color Chinese Freshwater Pearls in shades of peach and pink that is finished with Naomi Sarna’s signature clasp adorned with colored Diamonds and Sapphires.
Angel Wing Brooch
A natural, unheated 91.64-carat aquamarine, hand-carved by jewelry artist Naomi Sarna, is the centerpiece of this exceptional brooch. The Aquamarine is hand-carved on both sides creating an intricate play of light and color. White diamonds flow with the elegant curves of the brooch set in 18-karat white gold. The back of the brooch is delicately hand engraved with an elaborate feather pattern.
Chrysoprase Sprig Brooch
For the connoisseur collector, an unusually fine Australian Chrysoprase was hand-carved into a captivating sprig by jewelry artist Naomi Sarna. The sprig blossoms gracefully on an 18-karat yellow-gold stem embellished with white diamonds. A one-of-a-kind piece of art.
Caught by a Wave
A natural color Chinese freshwater pearl is the centerpiece of this distinctive brooch. The luminosity of the pearl glows with hues of pink and purple, embraced by a wave of 18-karat peach gold that jewelry artist Naomi Sarna hand-hammered to create a delicate finish. Caught by a Wave is accented with pink and purple sapphires as well as amethysts harmonizing with the tones of the pearl. White diamonds wrapped around the brooch give it a hint of sparkle that contrasts with the luster of the pearl.
Gates of the Mountains
As Lewis and Clark made their famous expedition along the Missouri River they arrived at the Gates of the Mountains just outside of Helena, Montana. In this majestic place the mountains appeared to open and close like gates. Guided by a fissure in the raw stone, artist Naomi Sarna hand-carved this 118-carat Almandine Garnet in homage to this remarkable place in nature. A gorgeous piece of art, Gates of the Mountains is an American Gem Trade Association Spectrum Award winner for Carving.
Appearing to defy gravity, River Wind, hand-carved by artist Naomi Sarna, is evocative of wind and water converging and dancing together. The curves and curls of this 735-carat, gem-quality blue topaz carving move gracefully and powerfully depicting the dynamic interaction of nature’s mighty elements. It sits on a sterling silver base. River Wind is an American Gem Trade Association Spectrum Award Winning Carving.
The art of fabric folding is showcased in this 1,015-carat Rose de France Amethyst hand-carved by artist Naomi Sarna. The curves and folds of this carving play with light and shadow adding a dimensional quality to this piece of sculptural art. Found in the mines of Southern Brazil, the lush color of the Rose de France Amethyst is created by the presence of titanium oxide when the stone is forming. It is mounted on a Sterling Silver base. Imperial Presence won the First Place Spectrum Award in Carving from the American Gem Trade Association.