When I first started designing jewelry, I was always interested in Native American styles. I loved the combinations of turquoise, coral, lapis lazuli, ebony wood, and ivory. In the 1970’s and 80’s I did a lot of inlay work. Inlay is fitting the gemstone in to a shape and gluing it in with epoxy or other durable cement and then grinding down and polishing the surfaces so they are even. There is another technique I use called chip inlay. This technique is done by crushing the gemstones into fine pieces and sorting them by size. When you fill a cell, then you soak the gemstone pieces with liquid adhesive and it hardens into a durable surface.
Below are some recent rings we have completed. If you are interested you can find them in our Buy Now section. These can be custom made in sterling silver, 14K, 18K and 22K.
The top left is turquoise in 18K. The top center is black ebony in silver, top right is lapis lazuli in silver, bottom left is turquoise in silver, bottom center is lapis lazuli in 18K, and bottom right is turquoise in silver.