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Is jewelry the ultimate form of personal artistic expression?

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Is jewelry the ultimate form of personal artistic expression?


After taking a short break from newsletters, they are back! Thanks for hanging in there with me.

Let's start with a quote from a top executive at Bonhams of London on a subject I've talked about before, right hand rings and personal amulets....

"If art is important because it shows us what we are, what we can be, then jewelry, the ultimate adornment, is the perfect expression of this. We anticipate this demand to continue to grow," he said.

Custom jewelry fits that bill uniquely well. Ten years ago, a client inherited a simple emerald and diamond three-stone ring. It was very traditional and she wore it only a few times because it wasn't 'her.' So she came to me for a custom re-design. She loves what I have been doing with textured white and rose gold and that became the inspiration for figuring out what would perfectly fit her personality and lifestyle. I made a wax model for her to try on just so she could be certain, and now that it's done she's very happy with the results and I am too. She said we nailed her personality and taste! It's her! And she loves the emerald set in rose gold.

If you'd like a personal amulet or a personalized painting for your home, please contact me today. I'd love to show you around the design studio and if I don't have exactly what you want I'll make it or paint it for you. I love a challenge and I have a supply of gems (and plenty of paint!) waiting for inspiration, yours and mine.

 Her grandmothers emerald and diamond ring re-designed into something she loves!

Her grandmothers emerald and diamond ring re-designed into something she loves!

Drusy, diamond, 14k yellow gold

Check out this great new pendant. I love this uncommon blue drusy stone. It's called "Smithsonite," found alongside turquoise in the desert southwest. This one-of-a-kind piece is framed in 14 karat yellow gold, hangs from it's own 14 karat yellow gold chain and is accented with a 0.14 carat round brilliant diamond. It would make a lovely personal amulet and could be worn casually with jeans, workout wear, to the office or to a special dinner out! Look good, feel great deep down inside with a piece that speaks to you.

I'm open First Friday May 6 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., and every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 11:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., by appointment at other times. Come see me! I'm at 25 NW Minnesota Ave, Suite 5, between Thump Coffee and Alleda Real Estate on Upper Minnesota, Downtown Bend.  

 

See you soon,

  Karen

541-388-0155

karen@karenbandy.com

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