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 [...]
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.
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.
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.
The latest use of responsibly mined Australian Silvermist Diamonds ™ for those who prefer subtle and delicate while contemporary, these new tiny pebble earring studs measure 5mm, and are made from 100% reclaimed recycled and oxidized sterling silver.
Dramatic combination of light and intense blue sapphires brightened by the white pearl center, framed elegantly in pure palladium and diamonds- made specially for a lucky client. Palladium glows bright red as its welded under intense heat seen here in the progress shots. 100% recycled palladium and client's gemstones
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 [...]
I am honored to have been chosen as one of the "Stars of San Diego" by San Diego Home/Garden Lifestyles Magazine in the January 2016 issue! Lovely article by Mark Hiss, great studio shot by Martin Mann, featuring beautiful jewelry images by Robert Weldon, and fashion shot of wearable sculpture by Andrew Casey and Nick [...]
One lucky client at Stuart Benjamin & Co is now in possession of this elegant hand fabricated 18k palladium white gold Radiant Jellyfish Pendant set with her very own white diamonds recycled from her jewelry box. What a beautiful "update!" Process shots included below:
A great time was had by all at the WJA San Diego Chapter "Maker's Project Auction" which raised money for Scholarships and Grants, both local and national. I was pleased to be one of the 17 participant-makers, all of who's work was successfully sold! The theme was taken from the wedding tradition of “something old, [...]