▪ Kalo Objects with Stones ▪
Kalo items in general are fairly scarce. You can find a few relatively common pieces, like "puffy" cherry-form pins or smaller model 18 lobed lotus bowls at dealers' shops, but Kalo items with stones are difficult to locate -- and Kalo holloware and flatware with stones are the rarest of the rare.
The Kalo Shop made a fair amount of jewelry with stones, both in silver and gold. You can see some of these here and here and here and here. The Shop favored semi-precious stones such as amethysts, pearls, lapis, turquoise, topaz, malachite, moonstones, chrysoprase, carnelians, onyx, and even unusual ones like petoskey stone (fossilized glass-like coral from Lake Michigan). In the very early Park Ridge days, Kalo also decorated a small amount of holloware and flatware with similar stones. The small stone-set tray shown here is one of its trademark pieces. The handles on the copper tray shown above (click for full-size photo) are extremely unusual, as most of its objects with stones were made of sterling silver.
The silver-mounted souvenir below may technically be a piece with a stone (a rather large one), but it's also the oldest inscribed Kalo item in our collection, dating to 1905.
(Click on a thumbnail below to see a larger photo.)