ANC Online Auction: Carr Fire Gold Pendant With Fire Opal and Diamonds — Janine Hall

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Janine Hall created this pendant especially for aNewsCafe’s first online to benefit Carr Fire graduating seniors.

This pendant by jeweler extraordinaire and ANC subscriber Janine Hall is the star piece of ANC’s first online auction. (Click here to read the entire back story about the gorgeous pendant that Janine created especially for this auction. )

This stunning piece was hand-crafted by Janine, one of the north-state’s most notable jewelers at her studio at Janine’s Jewelry in downtown Redding. Like many of the items created by artists for this online auction, Janine designed this pendant with the Carr Fire in mind. It features a fire opal, melted edges, and has a flame that stars in the center of the piece.

Janine Hall designed and created this pendant specifically for’s online auction.

The pendant is 14-kt. yellow gold, and features 2.5 carats of gorgeous opal, and .22 carats of three diamonds. It’s absolutely exquisite and includes its special exotic-wood box that Hall ordered just to contain this spectacular pendant.

This angle of Janine’s pendant shows the side detail of the opal and the “melted” edges.

This piece already has an opening bid of $1,000 by an anonymous bidder.

Thank you, Janine Hall, for this extraordinarily generous gift to benefit a young graduating Carr Fire survivor.

Value: $2,400

Opening bid: $1,000

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Click here to see the other auction items.

About Janine Hall

This 1985 Janine Hall photo by Tom Dunlap for the Record Searchlight was part of a feature about Janine’s early years of jewelry-making in Redding.

Janine Hall has had a lifelong passion and fascination for metal and torch work. Her early jewelry fabrication and repair education started in Burbank in 1974, and she made her way to Redding a few years later.

In 1979, Hall was given the opportunity to purchase a tiny kiosk-type jewelry shop inside of Dicker’s department store in the Mall in downtown Redding. Dicker’s is gone, and most of what was known as the mall is gone, but Hall and her shop are still there.

Over these decades Janine has fabricated from scratch thousands of one-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry, and has repaired countless other pieces, including many pieces she’s restored in the aftermath of the Carr Fire. Her style is clean and sometimes leans slightly to an Art Deco look. She has also become one of the most trusted jewelers in the north state, with customers on the East Coast, in Paraguay, and even Australia. Janine’s Jewelry has a Facebook page, which you can find here. She also has an Etsy store, which you can check out here.

In Hall’s almost 40 years in business, she’s contributed to countless fund raisers with donations of jewelry and gift certificates, supporting her community.

Doni Chamberlain
Independent online journalist Doni Chamberlain founded what’s now known as in 2007 with her son, Joe Domke. Chamberlain is an award-winning newspaper opinion columnist, feature and food writer recognized by the Associated Press, the California Newspaper Publishers Association and E.W. Scripps. She lives in Redding, California.
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26 Responses

  1. Avatar Beverly Stafford says:

    I realize this amount is almost an insult, but I’ll start the bidding with $500.

    • Beverly, very nice gesture, but we already have a $1,000 anonymous bid to start (similar to what you did with the Carr Fire Phoenix).

      Some bidders are strategically waiting to bid later in the week. 🙂

  2. Avatar Anita Brady says:

    I bid $1000.

  3. Adrienne Jacoby Adrienne Jacoby says:

    This is one time I wish I were rich instead of so darn good looking (my Dad used to say that). I know Janine’s work and I know this is an exquisite piece. Whoever acquires this piece will be blessed, indeed as well as in deed.

  4. Avatar Anita Brady says:


  5. I just received an anonymous bid of 1100.

  6. Avatar Anita Brady says:


  7. Just received a FB bid of 1200.

  8. Avatar Anita Brady says:


  9. Adrienne Jacoby Adrienne Jacoby says:

    How wonderful that this piece seems to be getting its just due! Keep ’em coming folks!!

  10. Good morning. I am delighted to announce that I just received a bid of 1500 from an ANC subscriber who wishes to remain anonymous.

    Thank you!

  11. Avatar Anita Brady says:


  12. I received an anonymous FB bid of 1600. (Thank you, shy bidder.)

  13. Avatar Anita Brady says:


  14. I received an anonymous bid of 1700 from a bashful subscriber. 🙂

  15. Avatar Janine Hall says:

    I am loving this bidding. 🙂

  16. Happy Sunday.
    On this day before the auction ends, one of our bashful subscribers has bid $1850.

  17. Avatar Timothy Yee says:

    Beautiful piece but the intended recipient (wifey!) would probably boink me over the head for bidding at this point!

  18. Avatar Anita Brady says:


  19. Avatar Beverly Stafford says:

    If I’d had six matching numbers on the Power Ball drawing, I’d be on this stunning piece like a cop on a doughnut.

  20. Joe Domke Joe Domke says:

    Bidding is now closed.