Fair Trade Gems

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“Radical Collaboration” @ Chicago Responsible Jewelry Conference

By | 2017-10-17T19:56:06+00:00 October 17th, 2017|Blog Post, Sustainability|

It was an international gathering of pioneers and initiatives of all scales and covering not only "sourcing" but the big picture at the First Annual Chicago Responsible Jewelry Conference! Grateful to Susan Wheeler for the idea and successful creation of this incredible conference in such a great city, attracting many regional participants from surrounding states. [...]

Lets Talk Ethical Sourcing: in Chicago!

By | 2017-09-02T19:58:52+00:00 September 2nd, 2017|Blog Post, Sustainability|

The Chicago Responsible Jewelry Conference First annual: October 12-13, 2017 The Chicago Responsible Jewelry conference features panels and speakers on topics relevant to current world and jewelry industry concerns. Discussions and panels will include, artisanal mining's effects on communities and the environment, the future of man-made diamonds, how to buy and sell responsible jewelry,  ethical [...]

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, [...]

Ethical Metalsmiths at Terra Firma Gallery

By | 2016-11-16T23:19:35+00:00 March 22nd, 2016|Blog Post|

Ethical Metalsmiths next fun event will be a Trunk show at Terra Firma in Berkeley CA: Four Ethical Metalsmiths will show their amazing work for a one day event celebrating Terra Firma's recently opened Berkeley location, sales to benefit Ethical Metalsmiths! It promises to be a special and elegant event with a reception starting at [...]

Twisted Leaves Ring with Ombre Diamonds

By | 2016-10-18T02:51:38+00:00 August 13th, 2015|Blog Post|

Rose gold leaves twist and swirl around the finger glittering in tonal ombre hues of champagne diamonds direct (traceable) from Australia.   Elegant and ergonomic, this ring is designed to nestle into the to the angles in the left hand ring finger for comfort and stability. Photography by Jolyne Harris.

Large Palladium Feather Cuff

By | 2016-10-18T02:51:42+00:00 May 7th, 2015|Blog Post|

I have wanted to make a show stopping Feather Cuff, in (recycled) palladium for awhile. This broad hammered surface is subtle in organic texture and bold in scale and effect. Studded down the folded seam, Certified Reclaimed Nature TM white diamonds taper in size along the silhouette. Ergonomically designed to nestle comfortably at the base [...]

New Pure Flight Winged Earrings

By | 2016-10-18T02:51:42+00:00 May 5th, 2015|Blog Post|

The latest installation in the Pure Flight collection, these earrings flatter the face by sweeping along the jawline. Made from 100% reclaimed and refined silver and Australian Silvermist Diamonds TM, they hang about 1.5 inches from the ear

Holiday Glamour with Pure Flight Earrings

By | 2016-10-18T02:51:46+00:00 December 16th, 2014|Blog Post|

This lucky client got to soiree with Adam Levine in her new Fabulous Feather Earrings from the Pure Flight Collection!  This dramatic yet wearable collection features Australian sourced natural Silvermist DiamondsTM set in 100% reclaimed and refined sterling silver... AND she bought the earrings at a Rotary Fundraiser supporting Generate Hope  

One and Only Event at Kohler Art Center

By | 2016-10-18T02:51:49+00:00 October 17th, 2014|Blog Post|

I have been invited to participate in a great museum event in Wisconsin:  ONE & ONLY presents a curated collection of finely crafted works of art created by dozens of exceptional artists from across the nation. Select from glass vessels, handcrafted ceramic mugs, hand-dyed silk scarves and shawls, jewelry, painting, photography, sculpture, and more for [...]