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"THE REEF" Neck Piece
All the elements move and it is very confortable to wear. This is a little something I dreamed up years ago to make kinetic pieces which fit nearly any wearer. It works very well in this peice. I've also incorporated a couple of inventions which are in the patent process now.
The main turtle/opal center may be released with a catch and worn as separate pendant on a chain
The torque is hand forged Argentinium Silver® half round soldered together and forged and shaped.
The client is blown away by it.
Belt Buckles, Bolos
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for a woman who wanted something simple yet elegant. We concentrated the design in the bail.
This was hand carved in hard wax and cast using the lost wax casting method,even the bezel
around the gem is cast.
My client provided the gold from her old rings.
Custom ordered Rare Gem Lavender Jade mythical Phoenix ring
One white gold phoenix;one yellow gold lost wax cast with cast, chased bezel in 14K gold. Infinity sign hides under the jade
Mythical Phoenix Ring - The Phoenix is symbolic of the courage of the spirit to rise from adversity. It has always been one of my favorite talismans, reminding us there is always hope. Priceless jade.
I can make you one with another stone; inquire
Custom designed Om Bracelet w/ Handmade Buddha Boxcatch
Custom designed Om Bracelet w/ Handmade Buddha Boxcatch Sterling Silver. This bracelet today would be $2200.00
Custom Dragon Pendant
With (customer provided) synthetic high quality sapphire, sterling inlaid with enamel in the scales and fire from her mouth. I designed, handcarved, cast and finished this exquisite piece. In the year 2000 client paid $1800.00 for this pendant
A+ gem quality Finnish Spectolite set in 18K White Gold Pendant
Custom Designed one of the finest red and purple crystals I've had the pleasure to cut. Design is the Hidari_mitsudomoe: the Royal crest of Ryukyu Kingdom in Okinawa. Gem quality spectolite set in 18K white gold w/white gold wheat chain. In 2006, this priced at $1800.00 with chain
Custom 14K gold Lotus Mandala Ring
Still views. Click to see one of the most difficult and rewarding rings I've ever made.
It has an Escher style look. The small diamonds are machined into cast tubes.
I used the client's wedding ring gold with added new gold.
I photographed the ring on a mirror to show the underside which is just as important as the top.
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client paid $6000.00 in 2008 and provided the diamonds.
I invented a stone setting technique for this ring. The mathematics of the design were very intense.
Custom Design 1% Pendant on Omega chain
Made just for Patti who allowed me time to work this out as perfectly as I could. I carved it in hard, green carving wax and cast it in 18K white gold. The pendant with chain was $1800.00 in 2008
Custom Ordered Dioptase Pendant and Earring Set
I formed wax around these crytals and then cast the result to make the settings for this healing set for a wonderful client in Trinidad/Tobago. The set was $850.00 in 2008
A+ gem quality Ceylon Blue Moonstone
and Diamond Ring
I've worn this design for 30 years until it wore out! So I took a mold off the old one and re-carved it. The blue moonstone is flawless and extinct now. It's on my finger now. It's actually two rings which I designed to fit together. My personal protective talisman. I'm so glad it's back! (Every once in awhile, I give myself a little present...) Priceless
Custom Ordered 14K Tanzanite Earrings
5.5 (1 carat plus total) Trillion Tanzanite set in 24K washed 14K Rio Grande gold. Handcarved settings. My design...if you look closely, you can see the filigree is formed in the shape of a heart. These are carved back and front.
In 2003, these earrings were $1500.00
A+ gem quality Finnish Spectolite 18K Gold Pendant
Custom Designed very rare example of gem A+ quality spectolite set in 18K gold. I gave this to my friend. Spectrolite like this isn't not available anymore
Natural Chinese Turquoise Arrowhead Pendant
I hand carved this very rare clear Chinese turquoise, which came from a large nugget I purchased from China In the early part of this century. This material isn't coming out of China anymore. It is wrapped with 14K gold wire to form the pendant loop. This pendant would be $2000.00 today, if I could find the turquoise
A+ Purple Finnish Spectrolite Earrings
Serious gem Finnish spectrolite. Not much of this coming out anymore. I have a decent supply as I bought before the mines started blasting the material out. I handcut these stones to match; very difficult with spectrolite as each layer of color can be so different. These earrings were $750.00 in 2004
The reason custom jewelry costs so much more than the limited edition pieces on my site is that, in custom jewelry, all the production necessities of a run of maybe thousands in the jewelry production factories must be worked out for a single piece of jewelry never to be reproduced. This is alot of work, designing, thinking and engineering. I may even need to invent techniques for some of the custom pieces I produce. Jewelry is the most technical of all the arts. It is, or can be, very machine intensive. Jewelry is so technical that many people involved in the production of jewelry specialize in various areas of the craft.
I received the pendant, and I have to tell you, it is beautiful. I am so very
happy with how it looks and wears. I don't know how to thank you enough for
all the time and effort you put into it. It is something that I will have
for my lifetime and will always remind me of, not only my father, but also
all my memories of him. I am sure that if he could, he too would remark how
beautiful it is.
I don't know if you know this or not, but you have helped me through the most
difficult time in my life. Not only with the pendant, but also with the kind
and compassionate words you've had for me and my mother, as well. I will
never forget this experience or you.
Thank you ever so much,