Northwind Jewelry by Ria Foster
Ria Foster was born and raised in the Netherlands. In 1953, she immigrated to the United States, where she worked as an artist and an educator, sharing her skills with other artist. Throughout the 1960′s she worked and inspired other artist and established galleries throughout Michigan. In 1969, she founded Island International Artist on Guemes Island where she developed “Black Raven” press, a completely equipped etching studio designed to teach the etching method.
She designs and develops one of a kind necklaces, bracelets and earrings, marketing through the same fine art galleries that she had established, selling artist etchings. Working in silver and 18kt. gold vermeil, using sometimes rare and precious stones, alive both in beauty and texture, she creates unique, globally inspired, memorable treasures that can be passed down through generations. Each piece is delicately balanced that encapsulates the artistic beauty to the eyes of the beholder.
Each necklace is one of a kind. If a necklace that you are interested in is sold, we would be happy to contact the artist to see if she could make something similiar.
This necklace has hand carved bone bead as well as jade beads and silver. There earrings that are sold separate that match it. $140
This necklace has picasso jasper beads as well as a jasper pendant. $115
This is a long necklace with snowflake jasper and silver. $120 There are matching earring sold separately for $22.
This a necklace with a face pendant and moonstone beads with turquoise spacers. $120
This is a Hua show jade necklace and also includes silver. It has an extender, so it can be lengthened or shortened. $130
This is a amethyst necklace with silver. $110
This necklace contains hubei turquoise and silver. It is a double necklace in one. The colors are very vibrant. $150
This necklace consists of Japanese artistic stone, black onyx, and silver. $125
This necklace contains a rare stone as well as black onyx and silver. $165
This asymmetrical necklace contains ocean jasper and silver. Can be double wrapped for a shorter look. $150 (The colors in the necklace are more towards the browns than the oranges as it appears in the photo).
This necklace contains turquoise, jade beads, and silver. $120
This necklace contains fancy Indian jasper that is carved to look like leaves. It does come with a built in extender. $150 There are earrings to match. $28
This necklace contains larger discs of lapis. It also contains silver. $140
This necklace contains freshwater pearls sticks, titanium crystals, and silver. This unique look makes a statement like no other. $115