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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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Pointy Spine
Gold, Silver & Stone Earrings

by Hratch Babikian
$ 500
Mini Spine
Silver & Stone Earrings

by Hratch Babikian
$ 160
Trident Oblong Drop
Gold & Silver Earrings

by Hratch Babikian
$ 240
Caribbean Dome
Gold, Silver, & Stone Necklace

by Hratch Babikian
$ 1,700
Turtle Grass
Silver & Stone Earrings

by Hratch Babikian
$ 530
Mediterranean Dome Chryso
Gold, Silver & Stone Necklace

by Hratch Babikian
$ 830
Deep Sea Basket in Pink
Gold, Silver & Stone Earrings

by Hratch Babikian
$ 4,100
Curly Petal
Gold & Palladium Earrings

by Hratch Babikian
$ 580
Frozen Mabe
Silver & Pearl Ring

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

by Hratch Babikian
$ 1,120
Maine Round Yellow
Silver & Stone Necklace

by Hratch Babikian
$ 2,400
Atlantic Queen Blue
Gold, Silver & Stone Earrings

by Hratch Babikian
$ 1,780
Bay Queen Gold
Silver & Stone Earrings

by Hratch Babikian
$ 680
Tail Swim
Gold & Stone Necklace

by Hratch Babikian
$ 46,000
Pacific Swim
Silver & Stone Necklace

by Hratch Babikian
$ 2,600
Sea Cuff Cone
Gold, Silver & Stone Bracelet

by Hratch Babikian
$ 1,140
Seaweed Dangle Gold Ball
Gold & Silver Earrings

by Hratch Babikian
$ 300
Maine Flat Bail
Silver & Stone Pendant

by Hratch Babikian
$ 1,150
Narrow Wedding Band
Gold & Silver Wedding Band

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

by Hratch Babikian
$ 420
Narrow Blue Ring
Silver & Stone Ring

by Hratch Babikian
$ 640
Caribbean Curl Blue
Silver & Stone Earrings

by Hratch Babikian
$ 1,052
Atlantic Dome
Gold, Silver, & Stone Pendant

by Hratch Babikian
$ 1,050 - $ 1,150
Caribbean Dome
Gold, Silver, & Stone Pendant

by Hratch Babikian
$ 1,500
Queen Urchin
Gold, Silver & Stone Pendant

by Hratch Babikian
$ 1,690
Slate Spine
Silver & Stone Earrings

by Hratch Babikian
$ 430 - $ 440
Surf Drop
Silver Earrings

by Hratch Babikian
$ 210
Bermuda Star
Silver Necklace

by Hratch Babikian
$ 295
Sea Basket
Gold, Silver & Stone Earrings

by Hratch Babikian
$ 1,180
Bermuda Queen
Silver & Stone Earrings

by Hratch Babikian
$ 690
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
Mini Spine
Silver & Stone Earrings

by Hratch Babikian
$ 690
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
Seaweed Dangle Earrings
Gold, Silver & Stone Earrings

by Hratch Babikian
$ 430
Red Sea Urchin Ring
Silver & Stone Ring

by Hratch Babikian
$ 1,590
Sea Urchin Ring
Gold & Stone Ring

by Hratch Babikian
$ 6,450
Ocean Queen Earrings
Gold, Silver & Stone Earrings

by Hratch Babikian
$ 480 - $ 550