Contemporary art jeweler Irrum Merrill creates exquisite wearable art using precious metals, colored gemstones, and genuine South-Sea pearls. Her collection consists of the finest South-Sea pearls from across the Pacific, sourced directly from the world’s most sought-after pearl farms, from the Polynesian Islands to Australia and Indonesia.
After she majored in Fashion Design and Business from California, her path crossed with the world of metalsmithing when she incorporated metal components into costumes she was creating for an exhibit.
She immediately fell in love with the beauty and art of precious metal. After moving to Virginia she joined several Art and Metalsmithing schools to attain higher knowledge and skills in jewelry making and stone setting.
Irrum’s collection is handcrafted in her studio in Virginia. She derives inspiration from her house in the woods and the beauty of the nature surrounding it. But her husband, David, remains the biggest muse for all her creative endeavors.
The Artists’ Loft
766 Walker Rd.
Great Falls, VA