I think I mentioned this before but I really love my job. Lots of great projects going on and there’s been an interesting focus lately on projects with specific meaningful themes. This cross was completed as a Christmas present for one of our clients in Canada. The back plate is Sterling Silver, the black metal is zirconium enhanced titanium, heat-stained black, and the front of the cross is 14K yellow gold. Gems include bloodstone, rubies, aquamarine and diamond. The materials, both metallic and gems, have specific meaning to my client and in fact the design was given to me by the client to execute. I am honored to have been able to work on such a meaningful project.
This Masonic ring was commissioned by a lodge member with some fairly specific requirements as to the execution of the design but I was able to make some recommendations that we both feel made the ring even better. Raising the Compass and Square off of a recessed area rather than a top surface will make it wear more durably and will preserve the detail achieved in this design. This sort of project would simply not have been possible to execute with this precision or detail, by the way, without my B9 Creator, a 3D printer.
And one more interesting project, which will become part of our Available Now page are these Gingko earrings, done in this case in 14K yellow gold. Since I use actual dried leaves to create this style of object, each pair (and each earring within the pair) will be unique. These can be done in any precious metal alloy!
Thanks so much to the wonderful clients of Gary Dawson Designs. We like making meaningful jewelry, and you all mean the world to us! And finally, a last reminder that we will be at the Tucson Gem and Mineral show very soon. If there’s any gem material that you are craving, we can likely source it there for you!
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