I have to say, I fall in love easily. Especially when it comes to coloured gemstones! And so, when my stone merchant, the wonderful Martine Lavoie of Pierres de Charme, stopped by a few months ago, I went a little crazy.
And look what I did: how fun is this? I call it ‘Bling Jam’, gold and silver coloured sapphires set in sterling silver and 18k gold Onefooter rings, set with a variety of sapphires and diamonds. It’s so much fun to play with all these colours of sapphires!
These pieces take extra care, time, and money, so I am creating one at a time. I currently have my work in 30 galleries, so it’ll take a little while to get these out to my galleries. But look (or ask) for one near you soon!
Oliver & Espig – Architects of Fine Jewelry in Santa Barbara, California, was the inital inspiration for such extraordinary fun; they carry several gorgeous ones. Incidentally, I had a wonderful and inspiring conversation with owner Glen Espig on a recent stop there. We’ll see what will come of it!