Hratch Babikian

"Life is short and time is precious. I create art to bring beauty to people's lives and make our time here more enjoyable."

The inspiration for Hratch Babikian's Sea Urchin Series springs from the artist's early years on the coasts of Lebanon. Babikian has spent the past 15 years perfecting his oceanic series both in jewelry and in sculpture in an attempt to recapture those wondrous days spent collecting shells and watching aquatic life in and around the coastal rocky pools.

Many of Babikian's pieces begin life as drawings or paintings made each day as a means of releasing creative energy. The artist brings his ideas into the three-dimensional world with the help of 25-plus years of metal- and goldsmithing experience. At this time, he opens his mind and allows the metal and stone to show him the way.

With a focus on comfort, wearability, and longevity, Babikian forges and forms his intricate works in a unique Mediterranean style using exotic found materials in an endless variety of shapes and colors.

Babikian's work has been featured in "500 Earrings: New Directions in Contemporary Jewelry," published by Lark Books, 2007.

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Turtle Grass
Silver & Stone Earrings

by Hratch Babikian
$ 530
Pointy Spine
Gold, Silver & Stone Earrings

by Hratch Babikian
$ 540
Variscite Cabochon Caribbean Dome
Gold, Silver, & Stone Necklace

by Hratch Babikian
$ 1,700
Trident Oblong Drop
Gold & Silver Earrings

by Hratch Babikian
$ 240
Mini Spine
Silver & Stone Earrings

by Hratch Babikian
$ 160
Deep Sea Basket in Pink
Gold, Silver & Stone Earrings

by Hratch Babikian
$ 4,100
Bay Queen Gold
Silver & Stone Earrings

by Hratch Babikian
$ 680
Curly Petal
Gold & Palladium Earrings

by Hratch Babikian
$ 580
Pacific Swim
Silver & Stone Necklace

by Hratch Babikian
$ 2,600
Maine Round Yellow
Silver & Stone Necklace

by Hratch Babikian
$ 2,400
Mediterranean Dome Chryso
Gold, Silver & Stone Necklace

by Hratch Babikian
$ 830
Frozen Mabe
Silver & Pearl Ring

by Hratch Babikian
$ 1,520
Sea Cuff Cone
Gold, Silver & Stone Bracelet

by Hratch Babikian
$ 1,140
Sea Flower Cuff
Gold, Silver, & Stone Bracelet

by Hratch Babikian
$ 1,120
Tail Swim
Gold & Stone Necklace

by Hratch Babikian
$ 46,000
Atlantic Queen Blue
Gold, Silver & Stone Earrings

by Hratch Babikian
$ 1,780
Caribbean Curl Blue
Silver & Stone Earrings

by Hratch Babikian
$ 1,052
Narrow Wedding Band
Gold & Silver Wedding Band

by Hratch Babikian
$ 600
Maine Fan Pink
Silver & Stone Earrings

by Hratch Babikian
$ 420
Maine Flat Bail
Silver & Stone Pendant

by Hratch Babikian
$ 1,150
Seaweed Dangle Gold Ball
Gold & Silver Earrings

by Hratch Babikian
$ 300
Narrow Blue Ring
Silver & Stone Ring

by Hratch Babikian
$ 640
Caribbean Dome
Gold, Silver, & Stone Necklace

by Hratch Babikian
$ 1,500
Atlantic Dome
Gold, Silver, & Stone Pendant

by Hratch Babikian
$ 1,050 - $ 1,100
Slate Spine
Silver & Stone Earrings

by Hratch Babikian
$ 430 - $ 440
Queen Urchin
Gold, Silver & Stone Pendant

by Hratch Babikian
$ 1,690
Surf Drop
Silver Earrings

by Hratch Babikian
$ 210
Bermuda Star
Silver Necklace

by Hratch Babikian
$ 295
Bermuda Queen
Silver & Stone Earrings

by Hratch Babikian
$ 690
Sea Basket
Gold, Silver & Stone Earrings

by Hratch Babikian
$ 1,180
Ocean Slate Stud
Silver & Stone Earrings

by Hratch Babikian
$ 140 - $ 400
Bay Queen
Gold, Silver, & Stone Earrings

by Hratch Babikian
$ 670
Oblong Drop
Silver Earrings

by Hratch Babikian
$ 170
Ocean Drop
Silver Earrings

by Hratch Babikian
$ 240
Bermuda Curl
Silver Earrings

by Hratch Babikian
$ 285
Sea Cuff
Silver & Stone Cuff

by Hratch Babikian
$ 1,160
Turtle Grass Earrings
Gold & Stone Earrings

by Hratch Babikian
$ 495 - $ 1,450
Ocean Queen Earrings
Gold, Silver & Stone Earrings

by Hratch Babikian
$ 480 - $ 550
Sea Urchin Ring
Gold & Stone Ring

by Hratch Babikian
$ 6,450
Red Sea Urchin Ring
Silver & Stone Ring

by Hratch Babikian
$ 1,590
Seaweed Dangle Earrings
Gold, Silver & Stone Earrings

by Hratch Babikian
$ 430