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Sustainablity Award

A little break As this year is rushing to the finish line, I have been a busy li’l elf in my studio. Except for Friday afternoon, when I took a delightful trip to Nova Scotia’s South shore. Ever inspiring! What…

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Dorothee holding Amethyst


February is Amethyst month. One of the world’s most popular coloured gemstones, this purple favourite has been used in jewellery for thousands of years. Geological origins As a type of quartz (technically silicon dioxide), amethyst gets its purple to violet-purple…


How a Stone is Set

Today I promised to give you a behind-the-scenes look of the creation of a piece I posted yesterday on Instagram: an engagement ring which happens to involve the September birthstone: sapphire! This one is Australian, and – like many Australian…

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Gold Webinar

Coal and Gold Mines

The first real snow fell here in Halifax this weekend, which was kind of fun, I won’t lie. On Friday, schools were closed. While I definitely worry about people who have to show up for work regardless, and may be…

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Pamela Ritchie and Dorothee Rosen: on On Jewellery Design Training - In Conversation my former professor Facebook Live

Jewellery Design Training – In Conversation my Former Professor, Pamela Ritchie

I was honoured to be joined in conversation by my former professor, Pamela Ritchie, governor-general-award winning jewellery artist. Pamela is an artist‐jeweller based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. She received her MFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and…

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Pearl Necklace Dorothee Rosen


Expert advice with Dorothée Rosen Pearls An Introduction About a year ago, I started working again with pearls, and launched a new pearl series, so I thought this would be a good time to briefly discuss these amazing gems. Watch…



EXPERT Advice with Dorothée Rosen More info on my Materials and Sustainability page .> Let’s have a look at gold today – not the stock market version, but the good, hard, solid, wearable variety – a view ‘from the other…

Placing Sapphire Stones for Handmade Rings


EXPERT Advice with Dorothée Rosen Sapphire, along with ruby, emerald, and diamonds, have been the most important precious gemstones for centuries. Let me tell you some things you probably didn’t know about this popular gem! Colour As diamonds are made…

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5 days stopping

Welcome to 2020. I can’t believe we are already two weeks in! It’s been an interesting transition: to move on from the teens and into the tweens of the twothousands. People seem unusually excited and hopeful, yet there are the…

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Custom 18K Yellow Gold Ring with Diamond and Sapphire by Dorothée Rosen
People tell me they make it their Sunday morning ritual to read my letters. It's a personal look into the life of an artist, with intimate stories, care tips, and of course some exclusive jewellery previews as well.