A challenging and unusual project came in through the net from a couple planning to surprise someone with a special pair of cufflinks. First was the challenge to find similar star sapphires to match the ring, then to be sure and capture the look of the ring, while saving room on the back for engravings, and [...]
Looking ahead at the next ACSD Exhibition at Sparks Gallery in downtown San Diego: Material Obsessions / A Group Show opening May 27, 2017 6-9 with RSVP Grateful for inclusion in this great show!
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!
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!
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 [...]
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 [...]
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% [...]
A contemporary take on the classic diamond studs, these cluster earrings are set in 100% reclaimed 18k gold with the clients own natural champagne and white diamonds. Who wouldn't want to "refresh" their own jewelry collection? Process shot here:
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.