Franklin & Company Designer Jewelry Collections
A Collection for the Captain in Every Man
A “captain” is defined as a leader, a person who takes charge. He is the one who protects, who enters the unknown first for the benefit of crew or clan and does so with dedication and love. This is men's jewelry that celebrates the most important elements in a man's life: Loyalty, Beauty, Wisdom, Honor, Family, Hope, Strength and Love.
With each item, a legend is told and unfolds. And yet, like most good tales, the story of a man's life continues as the Universe moves forward. This is the never-ending story, the beauty of Life in all its mysteries. This is what I give you with The Capitan Collection.
Pearls Without Boundaries
At Galatea, the act of carving a pearl is about more than just creating a beautiful piece of jewelry. It is about unleasing the creative spirit and in doing so, creating a symbol of originality and individualism. Galatea Carved Pearls are truy "pearls without boundaries," created for those who wish to be free, to see beyond the obvious and wear something beautiful and unique.
“Be a mirror, absorb everything around you and still remain the same.”
- Leonardo Da Vinci
When I was in high school, I frequently read the notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci. One day, I came across a quote
I will always remember. Da Vinci said, “Be a mirror, absorb everything around you and still remain the same.” As an artist, I believe in and can relate to this philosophy. I learn as much as I can about the environment around me but
I still try to remain original, honest and true to my existence.
This ideal was my inspiration for the DavinChi™ Cut. It is a new gemstone cut which has the ability to absorb colors, light or images into the gem from its surroundings. This magicalillusion makes the gem change colors when viewed from different angles and different points of view. There is a wonderful depth of field within the gem and
I find it difficult to fix my eyes on just one focal point. The stone has a sense of liveliness, and is seems to be constantly changing in color and texture.
I hope you will enjoy it as much as I do. Allow yourself to absorb all the things around you yet still remain the way you are.
Diamond in a Pearl
The Symbol of Love
When an oyster swallows a grain of sand it feels the discomfort, so it begins to ease the pain by applying a coat of nacre (pearl). It is during this healing process that it creates a beautiful pearl. This is like life itself. It is easy to love in good times, but it takes courage to love through the discomfort of our lives. The gemstone represents the grain of sand, beauty inside and pearl evokes an aura of love,courage and healing. It is this unique transformation that has given birth to the "Diamond in a Pearl" the symbol of love.
The "Eugenio" Collection was a collaboration with my business partner and husband, Vincenzo Eugenio Ciurluini. What began as an anniversary gift from him that featured all of my favorite artistic elements became an industry award winning design. The most unique feature is the split shank with hand crafted filigree added inside. Every design is individually created as a one-of-a-kind home for some of the most exotic collectible gemstones from our own private collection. We will happily work with customers to design their own personal Eugenio ring and give them a jewelry experience to remember.
When an oyster swallows a gain of sand it feels the discomfort, so it begins to ease the pain by applying a coat of nacre (pearl). It is during this healing process that it creates a beautiful pearl. It is rather ironic to think that something so beautiful can be created from so much discomfort. This is like life itself. It is easy to love in good times but it takes courage to love through the discomforts of our lives. The color gem represents the grain of sand and the pearl evokes an aura of courage, love and healing. It is this unique transformation that has given birth to Galatea the Symbol of Love.
Galaxia Silver and Gold
Like the stars and interstellar particles that make up a galaxy, the Galaxia™ from Galatea sparkles with its own galaxy of lab-grown diamond druzy. This spectacular jewelry features a patent-pending bonding process that allows hundreds of the tiny, dazzling particles to permanently adhere to pearls and precious metals, creating all the sparkle and brilliance of traditionally set gemstones. With each piece of Galaxia jewelry, thousands of lab-grown "baby diamonds," set without using glue or prongs, sparkle and dance in the light. It's a new kind of invisible setting for these extremely small particles, and it's taken years for Galatea to harness a way to unleash their beauty.