The Motion Collection is comprised of sweeping angles and flowing lines- rings and pendants that have kinetic energy trapped in their very structure. Imagine the arc your legs make when you run, or the wind makes as it crests a hilltop. These are the echoes of motion that are captured in these pieces.
This design element is often worked in with other design lines, and many pieces are customizable. Customizing- as with any art- often costs more than one-off pieces because of labor and design rates, although inquiries are most welcome. Recent custom work in this line.
The Structured Line has a grand build and symmetry. The pieces in this collection are often large, standing tall and proud off the hand or neckline. Clean, architectural lines are the most common theme, inspired by Art Deco and even Prairie School designs. These pieces are often solid and heavy, made for years of wear.
Many Structured pieces are one of a kind, and rather complex to rebuild. If you see a design that you absolutely love, we highly recommend adding it to your collection before someone else snaps it up.
Raw gemstones- rough bits of mineral and color and fire pulled from the Earth and set directly into the metals they once shared ground with. Raw power, raw design... raw, unbridled nature- captured in art.
These are stones that have had no cutting, drilling, shaping or polishing whatsoever. They have internal inclusions naked to the world, crystal structures perfectly visible in some, while cleavage lines and shatter marks show up in others. This line is our second most popular, and quite often surprising people by how much they begin to love it.
This design line is in stark contrast to the CAD/CAM jewelry so often found in design schools and shopping malls. Nearly every piece is one of a kind, and custom work is a double blind adventure, as we cannot predict how the lines and curves of metal will follow the natural shards and angles of a stone.
Raw stones cannot be guaranteed, as they are often jagged and will wear over time. This, however, is one of the benefits of the line- a gemstones that will age while you do, slowly revealing the fire inside.
As often as we can, we buy the stones direct from the source- small mine owners in Kenya and Nigeria, Brazil and Oregon. We visit trade shows only once a year usually, so supplies are limited at best. Once a parcel of river sapphires sells out, that is often it until next winter, when we can meet up with the dealers again. This also makes it difficult to specially procure a size, color, or gem that may not be in our collection.
Our Vintage series has a touch of Victorian, a dash of Rococo, and even a bit of Etruscan- sometimes all mixed! Most pieces are designed and made by us, while some were actually molded from existing antique pieces in order to preserve a bit of art history.
Sorry, we do not take special orders in the Vintage line unless a piece specifically states that the item is customizable.