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Surprise Delight: Old Earring Becomes New Pendant

By | 2017-07-27T00:23:50+00:00 July 27th, 2017|Blog Post, Sustainability|

This client decided to surprise her daughter with a special sentimental gift for successfully submitting her dissertation... Special because it was a childhood favorite pair of earrings until one was lost, and now, all these years later its brought back to life as a celebration! This Radical Jewelry Makeover project is part of a movement where value [...]

Natural Multi-color Diamond Cluster Earrings

By | 2016-11-16T22:39:18+00:00 October 17th, 2016|Blog Post|

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.

The Feather Show at Lori L Gallery

By | 2016-11-16T22:45:48+00:00 October 1st, 2016|Blog Post|

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 [...]

Tanzanite Delight: an Upcycled Ring

By | 2016-12-12T23:38:57+00:00 July 15th, 2016|Blog Post|

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:

Memorial Bangle Bracelet with Engagement Diamond

By | 2016-11-16T22:52:35+00:00 July 13th, 2016|Blog Post|

I was honored to be asked to create this powerful project: to make a gold bangle bracelet from the gold collected by my client's late husband, incorporating the diamonds from their engagement ring, and the birthstone of their son...to wear in perpetuity.  

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 [...]

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 [...]