The Ozone is a gallery that doubles as a jewelry studio where Karen Britt creates fresh designs daily. Some selected new pieces appear here by popular demand. If you see something you like, contact us as the work has the tendency to move quickly.
Opal Moon Over Opal Landscape
Crystal Opals have flash of all colors within, this one depicting the moon is no exception. The Keum Boo blaze behind it signifies the Eclipse event over the landscape. That colorful little landscape is represented by a Boulder Opal with brilliant flash as well.
Charoite Moon Over the sun
Charoite is a gemstone from Russia that comes in brilliant shades of purple with a chatoyant nature (like tigers eye) that changes when caught by the light. Like a big, purple moon eclipsing the sun, gold radiates from behind the stone and glints off the stylized sea below.
Summer moon over the sea of gold
In anticipation of our Eclipse event, inspired jewelry has been popping up with the moon and sun taking center stage. This piece features a jelly green-blue opal against oxidized Keum Boo. The result is a seascape of contrasting colors and shapes.
This green flash, Green Crystal Opal is set in front of Keum Boo blazes in both directions. The perfect moment of cool moon over hot sun. 23.5 k Gold, Fine Silver, and Sterling Silver wind this event around your finger.
Green Jelly Opals lead a flare of 23.5 karat gold Keum Boo. Contrast is struck on the fine silver with sulfur oxidation turning the silver spires black. The fireworks are framed in sterling silver prongs to be dangled from your ears.
Rhyolite is the volcanic rock that occurs around and encases Thundereggs. This piece displays red, lavender, mauve, a touch of purple and shades of blush colors. Like a rose unfurling, the dance of colors have arranged themselves in an alluring composition. A Keum Boo 'petal' drops from the rose.
Thundereggs are created from intense volcanic activity where lava bubbles and ash bubbles are congealing under pressure, gasses, and heat. The available minerals combine to create 'gemstone soup' and may reside within the bubble or fill the bubble void later. This example displays oranges through brown agate in one light that seems to turn bluish-lavender in another. The face is fractured with quartz crystals and refracts rainbows and light like a diamond druzy surface.
Rhyolite is a super interesting composition of minerals that happens in volcanic events. A party of colorful minerals get together and suspend agate pools inside confetti blasts of hues. In this case, the result is green and reddish-brown rhyolite with a blue tinted eye. It gets even better; within the eye, quartz crystal set up at the end of its formation and created druzy glimmer to the whole program.
First, this stone cleaved, by the luck of the draw, in a gorgeous triangular shape awaiting polish. Second, when the stone broke, it revealed a cache of druzy quartz crystals within glinting from the face of the piece. The agate has a bluish tint that blends with the green for a nice teal color and the little moss sprouts create a landscape at the bottom of this interesting piece. SOLD
Green Moss Agate hills at the bottom are drenched in an orange sunshine that radiates through the stone from above. A cloudy inclusion breaks up the sunny day through the middle in subtle 'botryoidal', curvy clouds. The warmth of copper and sterling silver embrace this stone for wear.
Gold has the warmth of fire and the blackened, oxidized fine silver has the depth of the night. Reminiscent of late summer beach bonfires, these contained Keum Boo burns will flash brilliantly from your ears. SOLD
The aesthetic behind Keum Boo is that of 'Wabi-Sabi'; the simple, organic beauty dancing with gentle artistic vision. Fine silver is hammered to create texture to accept the 23.5 karat gold into. The effect is a glowing topography that shimmers on these art-flags that adorn the ears.