1970 Sea


Throughout her life Mignon collected shells from frequent trips to the Gulf Coast and the eastern seaboard.  She explored and translated many of these specimens into metal jewelry designs in her first collection: Sea.  “Sea was an experiment.  The creations are bold and elegant in their simplicity.  When a form is transferred from its natural material into another material qualities remain, new qualities are adopted.  This marriage produces a particular vitality, central to my conception.” Mignon continues to draw upon the physical beauty of her environment for inspiration, specifically the teeming life along the Mississippi River, in South Louisiana’s inlets and marshes, and in the Gulf of Mexico. Shop Collection