Anyone who’s spent time meandering the sugar sand beaches of Florida’s First Coast knows about the amazing fossilized shark teeth that pepper the sands there. My family has been shark-tooth hunting these beaches since the early 80’s; my mother has bowls brimming with these million-year-old fossils and her friends compete to see who can find the biggest teeth. So it was of particular interest when we discovered the one-of-kind heirloom jewelry of designer Cresta Bledsoe.
Fossilized Shark Teeth found along the beaches of Amelia Island, FLA.
Handcrafted by master jewelers in the United States, Ms. Bledsoe’s exquisite jewelry collection partners these incredible fossilized shark teeth with precious materials. These natural fossils are elevated in style by framing them in satin-finished, recycled 18 karat gold as well as conflict-free diamonds and natural gemstones. We fell in love with her showstopping dangle and hoop earrings, necklaces, cuff bracelets, and stacking rings as they reflect Cresta Bledsoe’s own unmistakable brand of relaxed luxury -- one that is a perfect fit for the Favery woman’s lifestyle.
Cresta Bledsoe’s jewelry collection was born as a way to honor her husband’s grandmother. When the matriarch of the family passed away, Cresta inherited her lifetime collection of shark teeth fossils -- all collected along the beach in Ponte Vedra, Florida where the family has long resided. Best known for her published and award-winning commercial interiors, textile, product, and furniture designs, Cresta turned her love of materials and form into this refined jewelry line for the discerning. “I thought, how amazing it would be to elevate this material into something more refined,” she says. “My husband’s grandmother was a very fashionable woman, so turning the fossils into jewelry felt like a great way to honor her."
So why fine jewelry at Favery, you might ask? Well, we see it as the natural progression of our brand. As a boutique dedicated to distinctive jewelry that blends style, quality, and craftsmanship, it makes sense to open our doors to emerging and established designers who share our vision and commitment to well-crafted jewelry with unique style. The elevation in materials means that your jewelry will last for generations to come. We hope you enjoy these amazing works of art as much as we do.
As always, shine bright!XO