Permanent Collection




$600.00 $480.00

These delicate Solar Circle earrings feature two suspended 14k gold circles: a smaller beaded one sits within a larger hoop, with three graduated beads dangling below. Crafted by hand by Tess Young, these earrings are modeled on a unique piece of jewelry made in the 1970s by the legendary Northern Californian artist JB Blunk (1926–2002). The original––a single gold earring––was a Valentines Day gift for the artist’s wife, Christine Nielson. Blunk began making jewelry in 1954 at Palos Verdes College in Los Angeles where he taught ceramics––he continued to make one-off pieces throughout his life from his studio in Inverness, California. He often made single earrings, as he was fond of the arresting visual asymmetry. Though we are offering them as a pair, we encourage you to experiment with how you wear them!

Permanent Collection selected these earrings to be faithfully reproduced in limited quantities so that Blunk’s stunning designs could become part of the collections of a new generation.

All sale items are final sale only. No returns or exchanges will be accepted.


14k recycled gold earrings

Made by Tess Young

Based on a unique piece by JB Blunk



Shipping & Returns


Earrings measure 1.875 x 0.875 inches and weigh 3.8 grams



The jewelry produced by Permanent Collection in collaboration with the JB Blunk Estate is intended to celebrate a lesser-known facet of Blunk’s artistic practice: that of fine jeweler and goldsmith. The legendary Northern Californian artist JB Blunk (1926–2002) never made his jewelry commercially; rather, he crafted unique pieces in his Inverness studio for those women closest to him: his wife, daughter and dear friends. Blunk’s art practice began in 1950 in Japan where he apprenticed with Japanese National Treasures Kitaoji Rosanjin and Kaneshige Toyo. When Blunk returned to California in 1954, he began designing and fabricating jewelry at Palos Verdes College in Los Angeles where he also taught ceramics.

Permanent Collection selects these stunning, historical pieces—designed between 1955 and 1980—to be faithfully reproduced by Bay Area jewelry designer Tess Young. Young was chosen by Permanent Collection for the fineness of her work and for an organic approach to metals and ores that chimes with Blunk’s own wabi-sabi philosophy. Young studied silversmithing in Chicago and has been designing jewelry since 2009.


Permanent Collections offers $15 UPS Ground shipping on all U.S. domestic orders. We also offer UPS 2-day Air for $25 and UPS Next Day Air for $50, for U.S. domestic orders. International shipping to Canada and Europe is a flat rate of $50. Shipping to all other international locations is a flat rate of $75.

Orders are processed the following business day, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. Orders received on weekends and holidays will be processed the next business day. Availability of products is not guaranteed. If you have ordered an item that is not available or that is delayed, we will notify you via email or telephone. When your order is processed, you will receive a shipment confirmation email with the shipping tracking number. Residents of California will pay state tax on their purchase (8.75%). Orders will be shipped via UPS.

Expected arrival date for international orders is approximately 10-14 days from the order date. For international orders, a customs duty will be charged to you depending upon the country in which you reside and the cost of the product you have ordered. Permanent Collection is NOT responsible for payment of this duty. Please consult an online duties calculator before placing your order, as this charge could amount to a few hundred additional dollars for which you will be liable. Orders will be shipped via UPS.


Should you wish to return an item, it must be in unused, unworn, unwashed, unaltered, and in undamaged condition and returned within 14 days of purchase. All returns must include original packaging: any boxes, hangers, garment bags, and other packaging materials.

Should you wish to return an item(s), please contact us at We will then email you a return UPS shipping label and a return packing slip for you to mark with the reason(s) for your return. Repackage the item(s) you would like to return and place the prepaid UPS return label on the outside of the box you’ll ship back to us at:

Rogan Distribution Center Suite 100
Attn: Returns 180 Orville Drive
Bohemia, NY 11716
United States

Drop off your shipment at a UPS Store (find your nearest store at or at any UPS facility.

As soon as we receive your return, we’ll let you know in an e-mail and make sure that your refund is processed within 7 days. It may take up to 14 business days from the date we process your refund for it reflect on your original form of payment.

We reserve the right to deny refunds if the merchandise returned does not meet our return policy requirements.


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