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Anniversary Celebration Radical Ring- Makeover!

By | 2017-04-17T22:10:35+00:00 April 17th, 2017|Blog Post, Sustainability|

To celebrate, these two decided to opt for a Radical Jewelry Makeover™  of their jewelry to these rings- "Admiring the beautiful ring redesign commissioned to mark 15 years together. Now we're matching! Thanks Alexandra Hart for your beautiful work." As always from 100% reclaimed and recycled precious metals!

Great Cufflinks with Fordite Cabochons

By | 2017-04-13T01:42:27+00:00 April 13th, 2017|Blog Post|

Ever heard of Fordite? What is Fordite? Maybe you can you guess from the name and layers of color?   This custom pair of hammer formed cufflinks made from 100% reclaimed and recycled sterling and 18k gold show off the great colors in the cabochons...of car paint! For one lucky customer in Las Vegas!

form & concept Features Alexandra Hart

By | 2017-02-23T20:50:11+00:00 February 23rd, 2017|Blog Post, Press|

I am pleased to be a part of the launch of this great gallery and community builder, and recent host to a Radical Jewelry Makeover exhbition event, part of Ethical Metalsmiths educational agenda! "form & concept is an art gallery founded to expand and explore the boundaries of perceived distinctions between art, craft, and design.Our [...]

FAIR TRADE GEMS Video

By | 2017-02-15T17:44:36+00:00 February 15th, 2017|Blog Post, Sustainability|

I am so pleased to share one of my favorite suppliers of exquisite gemstones has been a PIONEER in Fair Trade Colored Gems, long before consumers and industry really wanted to think about sourcing... Columbia Gem House has been a founding advocate of improving the industry through advocacy AND practice, and has helped create the Jewelry [...]

Environmental Activist- InStore Magazine

By | 2017-02-06T22:19:13+00:00 February 6th, 2017|Blog Post, Press, Sustainability|

Great coverage of the contemporary jewelry consumer's picks: an Environmental Activist using her purchasing power to better the world!  Thank you Barbara Palumbo for a great feature in InStore Magazine. Have you noticed that becoming an Activist is happening more often? See here the Pure Flight Collection: Feather Earrings made from 100% reclaimed metals and 100% [...]

Gift Idea: Reclaimed Silver Diamond Radiant Pendant

By | 2016-12-13T21:31:36+00:00 December 13th, 2016|Blog Post, Sustainability|

Another example of 100% sustainable jewelry, this 16mm hammer textured pendant and chain are made of sterling silver from Certified Reclaimed suppliers features a natural silvery color diamond mined responsibly by Rio Tinto in Australia. These are popular for holidays and are available at Sparks Gallery, San Diego and Terra Firma Gallery, Sonoma.

Fairtrade Trillion (or Triangular Brilliant) Amethyst Ring

By | 2016-11-16T22:11:13+00:00 October 17th, 2016|Blog Post|

Another well cut, elegantly proportioned Fairtrade gem from my favorite colored stone provider Columbia Gem House.  The cut was first developed by the Asscher brothers in Amsterdam, and much like round brilliants, the cut maximizes scintillation. Skillfully set in a tapered bezel, the nearly 3 ct amethyst hovers on a simple organically textured band. As always, [...]

Natural Multi-color Diamond Cluster Earrings

By | 2016-11-16T22:39:18+00:00 October 17th, 2016|Blog Post|

A sprinkling of tiny diamonds scatter up the ear with these simple 18k gold stud earrings. Natural fancy colored diamonds from Australia brighten when mixed with recycled white diamonds for a brilliant and multi-color effect. They can be worn like ear climbers or vertically. As always, hand made using 100% reclaimed and recycled gold.