"Peony Ring" and Amethyst Pendant: 14kt yellow gold and sterling silver ring set with pink sapphire. Ring and pendant. 2017.
I have worked as a custom designer goldsmith in retail jewelry stores for over thirty years. During those years, I was fortunate enough to work with master diamond setters and gold/platinumsmiths from around the world. I enjoyed working with customers designing one of a kind pieces using various precious gems and metals. Now that I've retired from the business, I am working on an affordable line of jewelry that can be worn in more than one way — two-sided pendants, pill box earrings that transform into dangle earrings, and rings that can be fitted with different centerpieces. By combining silver with touches of gold, enameled copper with silver settings, and semi-precious stones set in sterling, I can still make the one of kind pieces I enjoyed creating at jewelry stores while keeping the price more affordable.
Additional photo of peony ring and amethyst pendant. 2017.
Additional photo peony ring. 2017.
(Amethyst pendant as shown in photo #1. Sterling silver and 14kt gold pearl enhancer set with 8mm round cabochon amethyst and 3mm round emerald. Can be worn as a pendant or placed over peony ring (see first photo). 2017.
Sterling silver ring with enamel inlay and attached sterling silver pendant set with 6mm round cabochon onyx and 3mm round cabochon garnet. 2017.
Additional photo of #5 showing ring and pendant separately. 2017.
Sterling silver, brass, and copper two-sided pin/pendant set with rose quartz and amethyst on hinge and mother of pearl on one side and carnelian on opposite side. 2017.
Sterling silver and brass pendant set with 10mm round malachite and 3mm round citrine. 2017.
Silver and brass two-sided pendant set with 15mm jasper and 3mm round amethyst (the other side of #8). 2017.
Sterling silver pendant set with 12mm moss agate that can be worn two ways. The other side has a tree of life set with a 2mm round citrine. 2017.
Copper, brass, and silver pendant set with 12mm round rose quartz. 2017.
"Twiggy" Grissaille enamel on 20 mm round copper pendant. 2017.
"Purple Rain" 20 mm enameled copper set in sterling silver pendant. 2017.
"Fall" 20mm enameled copper set in sterling silver two-sided pendant (see #15). 2017.
"Winter" 20mm enameled copper set in sterling silver two-sided pendant (see #14). 2017.
14kt yellow gold reversible bracelet set with 3mm cabochon emeralds, sapphires and rubies.
Other side of 14kt yellow gold reversible bracelet (see #16). 2001.
18kt yellow gold ring set with 8 x 6 oval sapphire and 6 2.5mm round diamonds. 2002.
Interior view of studio.
Offering on tour: Jewelry using gold, silver, copper, and/or brass set with semi-precious gems and enamel.
Waterford/Leesburg Stop #15
Directions to The Clay and Metal Loft:
From Route 7 East (East Market Street), take a left onto Catoctin Circle SE and follow for approximately half a mile. Virginia Village Shopping Center is on the right and The Metal and Clay Loft is on the left side of the shopping center, behind/near United Bank.