It is the raw material of the slate collection that first attracted me. The bold large forms are a semi-precious stone called Black Labradorite, of the feldspar family. I love the flash of colors that come from the black depth of the rocks. It is such a grounding stone. To balance these pieces I added airier materials, mother-of pearl open disks and a very bright and reflective disks chain. The disks with the hole in the middle remind me of heavenly bodies, which is interesting because, in China, the Pi Disk is the symbol of heaven. Mother of pearl, which so beautifully reflects light, has often been esteemed as a protective stone. This whole collection is modern and dynamic with strong pieces that function both as fashion forward statements and protective amulets.