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Ancient-Style Gold Ring with Re-cut Lapis

By |2018-06-06T21:55:11-07:00January 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 |2018-06-06T21:52:01-07:00January 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 [...]

I’m a San Diego Home/Garden STAR!

By |2017-02-02T20:14:59-08:00January 9th, 2016|Blog Post|

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 [...]

Ethical Metalsmiths+ Industry Leaders STAND against Wildlife Exploitation

By |2016-10-18T02:51:37-07:00September 29th, 2015|Blog Post|

Congratulations and Gratitude to the Richline Group for Leading this Initiative to take a strong stand against Wildlife Exploitation! Ethical Metalsmiths co-authored the Mission and along with other leading jewelry industry organizations, as a show of unity and purpose! I am so honored and proud to be a part of this.

New Style Semiplume Pendant

By |2016-10-18T02:51:40-07:00June 23rd, 2015|Blog Post|

Introducing the new Pure Flight Semiplume Pendant, this time more dramatic incorporating hammered 18k gold to offset the oxidized sterling quill accented with natural silvery Australian mined diamonds. As always, 100% reclaimed precious metals and traceable source diamonds, this 1.75 inch pendant is now available at T-Bird Jewels

Ethical Metalsmiths in the NEWS:

By |2017-10-16T23:01:33-07:00June 4th, 2015|Blog Post|

Thanks to Barbara Wheat Lipatapanlop of Gemalytics, Ethical Metalsmiths Jewelry Exhibition and Auction at the fabulous Linhardt Design in NYC received a great deal of attention in the press!  It was a successful evening of "FUNdraising" to grow the reach of the organization and to support already successful endeavors (such as bringing Fair Mined Gold to [...]

Introducing New Feather Style: The Filoplume

By |2016-10-18T02:51:42-07:00June 3rd, 2015|Blog Post|

The latest development in the Pure Flight collection includes these great new earrings, inspired by Filoplume feathers. Delicate yet dramatic, the long oxidized sterling quill is accentuated by naturally silvery diamonds responsibly mined in Australia, is completed with a hammered 18k feather plume. Flattering to the jawline, they sweep down 1.75 inches in length. Available [...]

New Pure Flight Winged Earrings

By |2016-10-18T02:51:42-07:00May 5th, 2015|Blog Post|

The latest installation in the Pure Flight collection, these earrings flatter the face by sweeping along the jawline. Made from 100% reclaimed and refined silver and Australian Silvermist Diamonds TM, they hang about 1.5 inches from the ear