Bracelets

I liked this stone in May 2023 and have now featured it in a handmade sterling silver bracelet

I liked this stone in May 2023 and have now featured it in a handmade sterling silver bracelet

In my May 2023 blog posting, I featured this stone along with 5 others and said: “This stone may be in my next bracelet.” I loved this stone six months ago and still do. I make my bracelets to highlight the uniqueness and beauty of a particular stone. That is what this bracelet represents. Orange/yellow/red agate swirls frame a sparkling crystal-lined geode pocket—and a gold/black sagenitic formation that made this stone different from any other stone in the world. This is a Carver Agate Field original to be seen and enjoyed on only one wrist. I designed a sterling silver crown to highlight the colorful sagenite. Note also in the image below the small sterling silver ‘mirror’ in the geode pocket designed to reflect light out of the stone’s crystal-lined pocket back toward the eye. Everything about this new bracelet is thoughtfully, intentionally, yet subtly designed to enhance the reflectivity […]

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“Bluest” Agate Bracelet

“Bluest” Agate Bracelet

This is the first bracelet I made in 2023. It is the “bluest blue” agate so far from The Carver. The stone is 100% natural and is not treated in any way. I was so taken by the deep blue banded coloration that I decided I just had to put it in a new bracelet. The stone’s rectangular shape “drove” my design—sleek, simple and angular. As I have often said, the setting design is only for one purpose: to highlight the shape, beauty and uniqueness of the cut stone. This bracelet is now available for purchase in the Shop! “Bluest” Agate Bracelet More views Click on each image to see an enlarged version

New Bracelet: The First in Several Years

New Bracelet: The First in Several Years

A volcanic breccia agate cuff bracelet, the first new bracelet made in several years, is now offered for sale in The Shop! This sterling silver cuff is one of only 36 bracelets crafted by me. The coloration of the stone was so unusual for The Carver that I just had to put it into a bracelet; so I cut, polished, and handmade the cuff. Check it out now in the Shop. I hope you like it!

Valentine’s Day SALE! 50% Off All Bracelets!

Valentine’s Day SALE! 50% Off All Bracelets!

Now’s your chance to grab a gorgeous, handmade, unique bracelet for that special someone! Head over to the SHOP and check out the Bracelet Collection, where all bracelets are half-priced. Sale ends February 15. Happy Valentine’s Day!

New Year Powder Blue Fortification Agate Bracelet

New Year Powder Blue Fortification Agate Bracelet

This bracelet and its powder blue agate stone were created just before Christmas 2019–the only bracelet I made in 2019. It is a great start for 2020 and is gemologically interesting. Though at first, this blue agate may merely seem beautiful and elegant, it is much more, particularly if you like rocks like I do! First, the lower right hand corner of the stone has a half moon shaped blue area of finely banded agate. This fine blue banding displays opalescence, e.g., its blue color and reflectivity subtly changes depending upon the intensity and type of light (natural, incandescent, fluorescent, LED, etc.). Second, the orientation of the stone to the light will change its reflectivity and brightness.  This is very much what you would see with certain types of precious opal.  Third, the fortification agate (named so because it has a shape with angular corners, like looking down from above […]

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New Bracelet: The Bloodstone

New Bracelet: The Bloodstone

The Bloodstone, a green mossy red plume agate–and a new find from ‘The Carver’. This stone is very difficult to identify because it has the clear look of bloodstone, eg., green with red inclusions. Yet under magnification, the green portion of the stone closely resembles a green mossy agate with red plume-like inclusions. It came from very fractured material which dictated the shape of the finished stone which I have included in a new sterling silver cuff bracelet. This is #29 produced. Check the shop for more views of this unique stone and bracelet.

New Bracelet: West Texas Mountain Sunset

New Bracelet: West Texas Mountain Sunset

The last of the three new bracelets has just been completed: West Texas Mountain Sunset. This is a geode slab from ‘The Carver’ agate field in West Texas. I designed a unique cuff bracelet to highlight the beautiful sunset scene depicted in this stone. The peak is a crystalline geode center bounded by a deep red banding and surrounded by orange and gold citrine which gives the appearance of a twilight sunset. This bracelet, #32, is available in the Shop. Enjoy!

New Bracelet: The Strawberry

New Bracelet: The Strawberry

Here is the second new bracelet: The Strawberry. This is a carnelian (red quartz) geode cross-section from ‘The Carver’.  It has a white crystalline center which contrasts beautifully with the red carnelian. This bracelet, Cuff Bracelet #31, is available in the Shop, so be sure to check it out.  

New Bracelet: The Carver Carnelian

New Bracelet: The Carver Carnelian

Here is the first of three new bracelets coming your way: The Carver Carnelian. This new bracelet is designed to show off an intense red carnelian designer stone, cut from a nodule found on ‘The Carver’. It is most notable for its intense color and lack of fracturing. This bracelet, #30, can be seen in the Shop, so head over there and take a look!

New Bracelet: Houdini Agate

New Bracelet: Houdini Agate

New bracelet! The 4+/- acre part of ‘The Carver’ discovered and shown in the 2018 Diversity Galleries produced the surrealistic stone featured in this new bracelet. This stone is a cross-section of a geode (a hollow center stone), which after being formed with a crystalline lining in its hollow center, somehow filled with a densely yellow-colored chalcedony (a micro-crystalline quartz, e.g., you can not see the quartz crystals with the naked eye). After the yellow center filled and hardened within the hollow of the geode, a fracture or crack formed in the yellow center. This fracture, or crack, was later filled (healed) by a thin layer of red silica which somehow got through the outer stone wall of the geode and the yellow center of the stone. In short, it took three different steps to form this beautiful and extraordinary, inexplicable stone. The photo below shows the rest of the stone from […]

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