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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Wide Urchin Band
Silver Ring

by Hratch Babikian
$ 690
$ 586.50
Mini Spine
Silver & Stone Earrings

by Hratch Babikian
$ 160
$ 136
Caribbean Dome
Gold, Silver, & Stone Necklace

by Hratch Babikian
$ 1,700
$ 1,445
Pointy Spine
Gold, Silver & Stone Earrings

by Hratch Babikian
$ 500
$ 425
Turtle Grass
Silver & Stone Earrings

by Hratch Babikian
$ 530
$ 450.50
Trident Oblong Drop
Gold & Silver Earrings

by Hratch Babikian
$ 240
$ 204
Atlantic Queen Blue
Gold, Silver & Stone Earrings

by Hratch Babikian
$ 1,780
$ 1,513
Mediterranean Dome Chryso
Gold, Silver & Stone Necklace

by Hratch Babikian
$ 830
$ 705.50
Mediterranean Dome Blue Green
Silver & Stone Necklace

by Hratch Babikian
$ 830
$ 705.50
Sea Flower Cuff
Gold, Silver, & Stone Bracelet

by Hratch Babikian
$ 1,120
$ 952
Deep Sea Basket in Pink
Gold, Silver & Stone Earrings

by Hratch Babikian
$ 4,100
$ 3,485
Curly Petal
Gold & Palladium Earrings

by Hratch Babikian
$ 580
$ 493
Sea Cuff Cone
Gold, Silver & Stone Bracelet

by Hratch Babikian
$ 1,140
$ 969
Maine Round Yellow
Silver & Stone Necklace

by Hratch Babikian
$ 2,400
$ 2,040
Bay Queen Gold
Silver & Stone Earrings

by Hratch Babikian
$ 680
$ 578
Frozen Mabe
Silver & Pearl Ring

by Hratch Babikian
$ 1,520
$ 1,292
Pacific Swim
Silver & Stone Necklace

by Hratch Babikian
$ 2,600
$ 2,210
Tail Swim
Gold & Stone Necklace

by Hratch Babikian
$ 46,000
$ 39,100
Maine Flat Bail
Silver & Stone Pendant

by Hratch Babikian
$ 1,150
$ 977.50
Caribbean Curl Blue
Silver & Stone Earrings

by Hratch Babikian
$ 1,052
$ 894.20
Seaweed Dangle Gold Ball
Gold & Silver Earrings

by Hratch Babikian
$ 300
$ 255
Maine Fan Pink
Silver & Stone Earrings

by Hratch Babikian
$ 420
$ 357
Narrow Blue Ring
Silver & Stone Ring

by Hratch Babikian
$ 640
$ 544
Narrow Wedding Band
Gold & Silver Wedding Band

by Hratch Babikian
$ 600
$ 510
Caribbean Dome
Gold, Silver, & Stone Pendant

by Hratch Babikian
$ 1,500
$ 1,275
Slate Spine
Silver & Stone Earrings

by Hratch Babikian
$ 430 - $ 440
$ 365.50 - $ 374
Queen Urchin
Gold, Silver & Stone Pendant

by Hratch Babikian
$ 1,690
$ 1,436.50
Atlantic Dome
Gold, Silver, & Stone Pendant

by Hratch Babikian
$ 1,050 - $ 1,150
$ 892.50 - $ 977.50
Surf Drop
Silver Earrings

by Hratch Babikian
$ 210
$ 178.50
Bermuda Star
Silver Necklace

by Hratch Babikian
$ 295
$ 250.75
Ocean Drop Pendant
Silver Necklace

by Hratch Babikian
$ 222
$ 188.70
Sea Basket
Gold, Silver & Stone Earrings

by Hratch Babikian
$ 1,180
$ 1,003
Bermuda Queen
Silver & Stone Earrings

by Hratch Babikian
$ 690
$ 586.50
Ocean Slate Stud
Silver & Stone Earrings

by Hratch Babikian
$ 140 - $ 400
$ 119 - $ 340
Bay Queen
Gold, Silver, & Stone Earrings

by Hratch Babikian
$ 670
$ 569.50
Mini Spine
Silver & Stone Earrings

by Hratch Babikian
$ 690
$ 586.50
Ocean Drop
Silver Earrings

by Hratch Babikian
$ 240
$ 204
Oblong Drop
Silver Earrings

by Hratch Babikian
$ 170
$ 144.50
Bermuda Curl
Silver Earrings

by Hratch Babikian
$ 285
$ 242.25
Sea Cuff
Silver & Stone Cuff

by Hratch Babikian
$ 1,160
$ 986
Turtle Grass Earrings
Gold & Stone Earrings

by Hratch Babikian
$ 495 - $ 1,450
$ 420.75 - $ 1,232.50
Red Sea Urchin Ring
Silver & Stone Ring

by Hratch Babikian
$ 1,590
$ 1,351.50
Ocean Queen Earrings
Gold, Silver & Stone Earrings

by Hratch Babikian
$ 480 - $ 550
$ 408 - $ 467.50
Seaweed Dangle Earrings
Gold, Silver & Stone Earrings

by Hratch Babikian
$ 430
$ 365.50
Sea Urchin Ring
Gold & Stone Ring

by Hratch Babikian
$ 6,450
$ 5,482.50