There are so many changes in the jewelry industry right now, many changes for the better! Diamonds have long been the centerpiece, at least in the USA, of the "luxury" and Jewelry world, and also the most attention-getting part of some of the worst news about the industry. When the film "Blood Diamond" came out, [...]
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 [...]
the Arts Education Council and the San Diego Museum of Art are hosting a fundraising private champagne tour of Symbiosis at Sparks Gallery on November 12. All interested sign up soon!
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. [...]
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 [...]
Proud to announce that Ethical Metalsmiths will be the beneficiaries of a raffle and wine sales at the Opening Night Spectacle of my solo show: Symbiosis at Sparks Gallery. Please RSVP for this event happening September 30 at 6pm. No kidding, it will indeed be a spectacle!
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 [...]
SYMBIOSIS: September 30- December 3, 2017 opening event: Saturday September 30 at 6pm at Sparks Gallery in the Gaslamp district, 530 6th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101 Free Event open to all, includes drink ticket with RSVP Jewelry Raffle to benefit Ethical Metalsmiths Please bring friends, and wear your own wildest creations! Sparks Gallery presents symbiosis: an original collection [...]