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Sparks Gallery Mother’s Day Bazaar

By | 2018-04-18T22:29:15+00:00 May 12th, 2018|

Join us on Saturday, May 12th from 1pm – 5pm for a one day only Summer Bazaar at Sparks Gallery featuring new jewelry & small works by local artists. Just in time for Mother’s Day and graduation gift shopping.   Exclusive offers on delicious eats at Cafe Sevilla – our neighbors in the Gaslamp.   Free event [...]

Exhibition: Symbiosis, Review Part 3

By | 2018-04-13T23:04:18+00:00 April 13th, 2018|Blog Post|

Symbiosis, my exhibition at Sparks Gallery, was a great way to bring many people together, a "symbiotic" intersection of artist and talents from many fields for a single purpose.  One of my favorite moments was getting to know and collaborating with the models and helpers preparing for the opening night Spectacle! Here's my friend Abbie [...]

Launch of Additional Traceability Procedure

By | 2018-01-30T01:06:29+00:00 January 30th, 2018|Blog Post, Sustainability|

It has always been a great concern of mine to operate as Responsible a business in the jewelry industry as possible and fortunately many of the issues are now reaching consumers. A long time member of Ethical Metalsmiths, and now helping run it, this is one of the most effective ways to help improve the [...]

Symbiosis Exhibition Gratitude List

By | 2017-10-06T17:59:43+00:00 October 2nd, 2017|Blog Post, Exhibitions|

Reflecting on the incredible lead-up to our amazing opening night spectacle at Sparks Gallery, I am overwhelmed with gratitude for everyone who participated in every way! There’s no such thing as a “solo show,” really.  So many people are involved in putting an exhibition event together, and this one was self-consciously symbiotic and collaborative! From [...]

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, [...]