I have been asked more than once, "Why don't jewelers wear jewelry?". The simple answer is, it can be hard to make jewelry and work in the studio wearing jewelry. Long necklaces can get caught in tools, or fall into the solder station.
Even as jeweler I still wear my rings and short necklaces every day. Occasionally, I will remove my scroll ring when filing so it does not get scratched, but that is it.
Each ring is important and connects to a memory or a moment in time. Two of my rings I made in my first jewelry class, when I was just learning how to solder. I was so proud, and still am of those little simple bands.
The scroll ring and the ring with the tiny blue stones bezel set all around were from my towns street fair that I used to go to as a kid. There are lots of vendors that line the street and I love the memory associated with them.
My oldest ring is from when I was 13, my mom got it for both of us on my birthday. It is the patterned band above the tiny blue blue bezel ring. Each symbol had a different meaning that I do not remember anymore but it reminds me of my mom so I love it just the same.
The female figure ring was my first piece of Art Jewelry that I have ever bought. It is by Harriet Forman Barrett, her work is beautiful, and probably part of how I ended up as an Art Jeweler. Check out her other work below!