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.
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, [...]
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.
Inspired to collaborate for the Lori L Fine Art Gallery "Feather Show," this piece was just unveiled on Saturday! All hand fabricated of 100% reclaimed Palladium and 18k palladium white gold, and set with CGH Fairtrade amethyst and NB recycled diamonds, with a Tahitian pearl drop.
The Feather Show Saturday, October 1, 2016 6:00pm 9:00pm Lori L Fine Art Gallery Group exhibition with Alexandra Hart, John McDavid & Lori Wylie-Richardson. Comprised of both collaborative and individual works created by three equally innovative yet distinctly original artists; The Feather Show will showcase their unique creations, similarly utilizing various metals as substrates. Born [...]
Why not natural silver diamonds set in sterling silver? These 3 tapering sizes in a cluster make a delicate, classic-but-contemporary pair of stud earrings. As always, 100% recycled silver and responsibly mined Australian diamonds.
Hot off the bench this week: this customer's superb color Tanzanite was updated into her preferred contemporary style bezel ring while recycling the original setting. A custom hand-fabricated ring was made of 100% reclaimed/refined 18k gold with the orientation of the oval set across the finger: