Tourmalines in platinum ring

6-2-17-final

6-2-17
Platinum ring with gold centerpiece featuring assorted tourmaline colors

Different style of rendering, experimenting.

Been so busy busy busy. Second semester jewelry came to a close mid-May, followed immediately by gemology the next week, which I’ll be taking throughout the summer.

I’m pleased to finally have more context for my designs now that I’ve learned so much. That said, it sometimes feels almost like I’ve learned so much that I have no idea what to do with it all. I’ll need more time, more context for everything. Would love to make it to some gem shows next year.

I know I don’t usually attach journal entries to my work, but this year/spring has been such a roller coaster. I’m happy to have made it to summer and gemology. After this I’ll have two more jewelry semesters and a summer of CAD before I’m finished with my schooling. Feels strange to be approaching the halfway mark.

I hope everyone out there is having a great summer and a productive year as well. Please let me know what you think of my different rendering styles, designs, or just anything about jewelry or life in general. Have a great evening!