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[New Orchid Gallery] Erich C. Shoemaker

Erich C. Shoemaker

The jewelry I create is based upon my interpretation of the word
“treasure.” The word conjures up the slendors of antiquity.
However, just as not all treasure is jewelry, not all jewelry is
treasure. For me, it is how the rich yellow of high-karat gold
combines with, and yet contrasts to, vibrantly colored gemstones to
create something so exquisite that it transcends the word “jewelry”
and enters the realm of “TREASURE!” With this as my starting point,
I have focused on the ancient Etruscan technique of granulation to
create modern pieces echoing the opulence of the distant past for
those seeking their own piece of contemporary treasure.