I do a lot of custom rings. It seems to be the most personal piece of jewelry that I create. Many people express deep sentiments and memories through wearing a ring. Wedding and commitment rings are the most common manifestation, but I also do a lot of rings where people bring me their mother’s wedding ring, or an heirloom gemstone of some kind, and want it put in a ring that is more “them”. Some results:
About the Author: Gail Golden Jewelry
“In a world where mass production is common, I take an uncommon approach to making jewelry. Each piece is handmade, one at a time. My jewelry tells stories of individualism. Dialogues with nature’s aesthetics. An affinity for the earth’s treasures of precious metals and gemstones. Expressing beauty in a new way. I specialize in connecting with you to create jewelry that tells your story. The clear light and dramatic weather of northern New Mexico are deeply influential. My designs lean towards earthy and rustic, especially when I combine high karat gold with steel. I share my studio with my goldsmith husband and dogs Sir Angus Porterhouse and Sashi Pearl. We welcome visitors by appointment.” “Past lives” include stints as a seasonal forest fire fighter, river rafter, ski instructor, T-shirt illustrator, clothing buyer, and lots of time in the backcountry on horseback and backpacking. Each experience informs her current design expression. In addition to her online store and showroom, Gail’s work can be found at Raiford Gallery in Roswell Georgia, and the Millicent Rogers Museum in Taos New Mexico.