Here are some interesting jewels from around the jewelry blogging world:
"I know that my almost 30-year relationship with Buddhism has influenced not only the way I work, but the forms and materials to which I am continually drawn. So much of Tibetan iconography is based on natural forms, and perhaps it just makes sense that these are the archetypes I find most familiar. My work has explored many Buddhist concepts over the years, from the ideas of impermanence and transience to the concept of the preciousness and sacredness of the everyday. Still, I want to create pieces that are accessible to a wide audience, and I hope the forms and materials I use will appeal to people on many different levels."
From 18K is Namu Cho, who makes rich jewels from a combination of stainless steel, gold, silver and platinum. His work has a glow and warmth that is unexpected when you think about an artist working in steel.
From Australian jeweller Kyo Hashimoto are these lovely silver and acrylic jewels