Enjoying the Tucson gem show with friends, Heath London and Christine and Bruce.
The Tucson Gem Show is an annual event that brings people together, from all over the world, who are passionate about gems and jewelry. For us it represents a time of high creativity because of the huge visual stimulation from all the beautiful raw materials we see and buy; it is a chance to see old friends and make new friends, to share their fabulous designs; to see our lovely landlady and her family; a chance to see customers, and mentors; and of course our chance to receive accolades as well. Sorry for the delay it has been three weeks since I blogged, Santa barbara had to wait!
The joys of a life well lived is the result of pulling together and drawing out all of the good from our past experiences, whether like myself, Jennifer-Rabe having been raised in Spain, or Gregore in Canada, and all of our travels, interests and friendships. Whether we are designing engagement rings or other fine jewelry in Santa Barbara, we are inspired by our entire lives.
Inspiration for a unique ring design can begin with the stones or from a ring that has already been made. The David Gross Group Yellow Sapphires in the 2 ring designs covered in this blog are particularly nice in color. Sapphires already have a natural brightness, and the nice polish on their stones really enhances their look. The stones demanded a lot out of the structure of the ring. The Sapphire was deep and the diamonds were long, so the under structure had to support the wide span and also look elegant and proportioned.
Jim approached us to make diamond earrings for Sandy to celebrate the big 60. Jim is a stone cutter/faceter so we started the design by meeting with him to look over his stash of cut and loose stones. He was prepared to cut something new for this special occasion. He had to be really careful to meet with us when Sandy thought he was somewhere else because she is clever and therefore attentive to his coming and going from home.
When we started these earrings we were sure that David, DGG, would appreciate their simplicity, making the rubies the stars. His stones are particularly beautiful. They are clean, bright and beautifully cut. After the drawing was approved we threw it into CAD so we could size the design precisely to his stones.
For the Gregore and Jennifer-Rabe jewelry workshop in Santa Barbara, butterflies and moths are primarily a thing of beauty, their delicate form elicits images of gardens, mesmerizing movement and exquisite color. There are thousands of species, that vary greatly in size, and color, colors that shimmer and glow in the presence of light.
Santa Barbara, California, Jewelry Designer Gregore Morin has won his 19th American Gem Trade Association(AGTA) Spectrum Award.
The AGTA Spectrum Awards™ is considered the most respected and prestigious creative award for 15 categoriesof the jewelry industry. Debuting in 1984, Spectrum Awards has honored and recognized designers whose work promotes the artistic useof naturally colored gemstones and cultured pearls in fine jewelry design.
For more information contact Gregore at (805) 453-6073 or email Jennifer at email@example.com
The slitty eyes are in back and front reversed, and the lips are in the middle, also back and front.