Barbara and Rick Umbel are a husband and wife team that creates one of a kind jewelry out of natural seashells, gemstones, and pearls. They are award-winning designers that show their work at juried art festivals all over the United States.
The designs themselves are all derived from the color and the geometry of natural shells. The couple is particularly fascinated with all kinds of sea urchins, and they find many of them near their home in Indian Harbour Beach, FL. They also search for specimens when they travel to new places.