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 [...]
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.
The bright vivacious green of natural Chrysoprase glows against the hammered 18k yellow gold in these swingy little earrings. Chrysoprase, the most precious of the Chalcedony family of quartz gems, was once mistaken for emerald in the ancient world. Found in California and Arizona, as well as other countries, and is said by some to [...]
A subtle yet grand perfection in pink: this 13 carat cushion cut Morganite is gently and elegantly bound to the the finger by twisting and crossing gold strands, giving it a light airy yet secure feel.
Hot off the bench: this hammered 18k gold Entwined Ring binds 12 Australian natural fancy colored diamonds, 0.65ct tw in a cascade of honey and cognac colors. The comfort of a low profile ring with colorful bling is an every-day-statement of contemporary style: great shot by Jolyne L. Harris Photography!
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These lovely large silvery-luster Baroque Pearl Drops are set with hand made and custom fitted 18k white gold hammered bezels around the Certified Recycled Diamonds from Niccolo Bella Co. As always, the 18k gold is 100% reclaimed/recycled, making this jewelry not just beautiful aesthetically, but environmentally too!
Spring Flowers are the favorite color combination for the owner of this ring, so Fancy Sapphires and Demantoid Garnets fit the bill, in her preferred hammered textures and bezel settings. And of course, completely hand fabricated from 100% reclaimed and refined 18k gold:
100% reclaimed 18k gold and oval diamonds Working on a pair of lovely Olive Branch inspired earrings: long slender leaves suspend diamonds delicately from the ear and gracefully frame the face