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Peacock Inspired Statement Necklace

By | 2016-11-16T22:41:32+00:00 October 6th, 2016|Blog Post, Misc|

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.

Exquisitely Ethical- Hot off the Press!

By | 2016-11-16T23:02:13+00:00 June 7th, 2016|Blog Post|

Hot off the press, Cynthia Unninayar has published the latest Eco Trends in Jewelry and how and where they are worn! More and more attention is landing on designers and makers to source materials responsibly and this is our main goal as Ethical Metalsmiths. My reclaimed 18k gold Radiant Cufflinks with Diamond Foundry cultured diamonds [...]

“Grown-up” Wedding Rings

By | 2016-11-16T23:14:43+00:00 April 8th, 2016|Blog Post|

For a couple of "grown-ups" getting married, simplicity is the order of the day. Set against a lovely champagne dress, the brilliant white rings sparkle with a few Australian diamonds nestled into a textured curvy band. Congratulations to this happy couple, and thank you Jolyne Harris Photography for such an elegant shoot!

Ancient-Style Gold Ring with Re-cut Lapis

By | 2016-10-18T02:51:34+00:00 January 30th, 2016|Blog Post|

Repurposing old unwanted or damaged jewelry is a fun way of recycling! Jewelry materials are usually valuable so nothing goes to waste, and then there's a NEW piece reborn from the old. This ring is made from 18k gold scrap and a re-cut lapis lazuli cabochon, in a setting referencing Early Renaissance Jewelry. 

Heirloom Diamonds Reset in Sterling

By | 2016-10-18T02:51:37+00:00 January 15th, 2016|Blog Post|

These earrings were a larger project than they appear: Simple sterling droplet shapes appear to be "sprinkled" with the client's mine-cut tiny diamonds, yet every stone was an asymmetrical shape and each had to be custom fit and set securely into the silver.  The result is a lovely subtle glittery twinkle like stars in the night [...]

Ear Climbers from the Quill Collection

By | 2016-06-21T23:04:35+00:00 October 2nd, 2015|Blog Post|

A new addition to the Quill collection, these trendy but easy to wear ear climbers are great for every day. Solid palladium is hypoallergenic and a platinum white color set with Australian sourced silvery white diamonds for brilliance.  At 5/8 inch long these post earrings balance easily on the earlobe.  

Blushing Tahitian Pearl Ring

By | 2016-10-18T02:51:38+00:00 September 24th, 2015|Blog Post|

Color is everything: to draw out the full spectrum in a "Black" pearl, just add Red or Green. Here the side stones of natural Spinel bring out the Blush of pink in this beautiful Tahitain pearl!  And of course its set in (100% reclaimed) 18k gold. 

Join the WJA Demo Night, 6/25/15

By | 2016-12-05T01:28:09+00:00 June 19th, 2015|Blog Post|

I am demonstrating some fabrication techniques for the San Diego Chapter of WJA  at Cogent Builders, Thursday the 25th at 7pm: Demo Night (7:00 pm to 9:00 pm)  Click here for tickets WJA San Diego will host our annual Demo Night where we will watch and learn from three talented and award winning Makers: §  Mirjam Butz-Brown will demonstrate [...]