Ed and Claire Cutshall

Jewelry, Lapidary
Hunt Country Jewelers
105 East Main Street Purcellville, VA 20132
Loudoun Valley, Stop #19

Cabochon tourmaline in 18K rose and white gold dragon hairpiece
Cabochon tourmaline in 18K rose and white gold dragon hairpiece

Artist Statement

Everyone at Hunt Country Jewelers is dedicated to craftsmanship and the process of hand making heirloom quality jewelry. We refine our own gold, craft our own settings, and cut our own stones. We make everything in house so that the pieces we create serve as beautiful reminders of special events and memories for generations to come.

Using the lost wax casting method, Ed and Logan hand carve each piece for a specific stone, ensuring a perfect fit. The great flexibility of hand carved wax has allowed us to be creative, resulting in a widely diverse portfolio of pendants, rings, earrings, and bracelets. We have even made rings with flexible bands and rings with interchangeable heads.

Biography

Second generation family owned Hunt Country Jewelers specializes in handcrafted gemstones and fine jewelry. Ed and Claire Cutshall have been precision cutting unique and specialty gemstones and hand crafting gold and platinum mountings for them since 1977. They were joined by son, Logan in 2007. Each piece is a collaborative effort between all three artisans. Both Ed and Logan have been honored by the American Gem Traders Association for their designs. Ed was the very first non-Japanese national to place in the International Pearl Design Competition.

Claire is part of a small and select group of American gemstone cutters working to cut gemstone rough for performance, rather than size. She specializes in the Jubilant Crown Cut, a facet pattern developed and patented by Ed and Claire. Claire works with all kinds of gemstone rough, from the classic blue sapphires to the little known green garnets and everything in between.

The Summoning' - black opal in 18K yellow gold
The Summoning' - black opal in 18K yellow gold
Blue tourmaline in 18K white gold brooch
Blue tourmaline in 18K white gold brooch
Amethyst, diamonds, and pearls in 18K white gold
Amethyst, diamonds, and pearls in 18K white gold
18K white gold engagement rings in diamonds and sapphires
18K white gold engagement rings in diamonds and sapphires
Tourmaline, diamond, and green garnet rings in 18K white and rose gold
Tourmaline, diamond, and green garnet rings in 18K white and rose gold
Precision cut tourmaline, aquamarine, tanzanite, and zircon
Precision cut tourmaline, aquamarine, tanzanite, and zircon
Precision cut garnet, aquamarine, zircon, tourmaline, and tanzanite
Precision cut garnet, aquamarine, zircon, tourmaline, and tanzanite
Peridot in 18K yellow gold
Peridot in 18K yellow gold
Smokey quartz and diamond earrings in 18K white gold
Smokey quartz and diamond earrings in 18K white gold
Rose cut diamond earrings and pendant suite in sterling silver
Rose cut diamond earrings and pendant suite in sterling silver
Color change sapphire, tsavorite garnet, and Jubilant Crown diamond rings in 18K white and rose gold
Color change sapphire, tsavorite garnet, and Jubilant Crown diamond rings in 18K white and rose gold
Cabochon emerald and Celtic knot work wedding set in 18K yellow gold
Cabochon emerald and Celtic knot work wedding set in 18K yellow gold
Interior of studio
Interior of studio
Exterior of studio
Exterior of studio

Offering on tour: Fine diamond and gemstone jewelry and private collection of gemstones. Demos — try your hand at stone cutting!

Loudoun Valley Stop #19

Directions to Hunt Country Jewelers:

From Route 7 exit south on Route 287 toward Purcellville. Navigate the roundabout to turn right onto Main Street. Continue through town. Hunt Country Jewelers is on the right, near the west end of town, in the Old Town section.