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Richard Elkin, Jewelry

Booth 230

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About the Artist

Sculptural Body Adornments ~ Timeless Aesthetic The technical challenge of utilizing seemingly disparate and juxtaposed textures and colors to create tension, contrast and a visual focal point is a primary aesthetic that inspires the direction of my jewelry making. Through the transparency of the process, I seek to work in tandem with my materials evoking forms that are at once surprising yet familiar; rustic yet refined; always functionally appropriate for wearable jewelry. Referencing image #1, one may see the interplay of classical form yet with a modernist sensibility. Rather than simply tapering the tip of the “tail” the form morphs from round to square resolving as round. The maker's mark remains as a testament to the transparency of the process. Each piece is one-of-a-kind, hand fabricated from all recycled metals. No new silver or gold mining. Gemstones are certified conflict-free and diamonds Kimberly Process certified. Lives and works in Corrales, NM.

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Selected Works

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Two Rings Oxidized sterling silver, 22k gold, 14k gold, diamonds. Hand forged.

Two Rings
Oxidized sterling silver, 22k gold, 14k gold, diamonds. Hand forged.
1" x .5" x 1"

Starfall Pendant Hand fabricated 14k gold, flush set diamonds. Double-sided.

Starfall Pendant
Hand fabricated 14k gold, flush set diamonds. Double-sided.
.33" x 1.5" x .33"
2019

Cube ring Rough diamond cubes, 22k & 14k gold hand fabricated.

Cube ring
Rough diamond cubes, 22k & 14k gold hand fabricated.
1" x .5" x 1"
2019

Two Rings Oxidized sterling silver, 22k gold, 14k gold, diamonds. Hand forged.

Two Rings
Oxidized sterling silver, 22k gold, 14k gold, diamonds. Hand forged.
1" x .5" x 1"

Starfall Pendant Hand fabricated 14k gold, flush set diamonds. Double-sided.

Starfall Pendant
Hand fabricated 14k gold, flush set diamonds. Double-sided.
.33" x 1.5" x .33"
2019

Cube ring Rough diamond cubes, 22k & 14k gold hand fabricated.

Cube ring
Rough diamond cubes, 22k & 14k gold hand fabricated.
1" x .5" x 1"
2019

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