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Richard B. Elkin - Jewelry Gallery


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I am an object maker because of the transformation and synthesis that occurs in the creative imperative through the process of concretization of a concept/idea. The technical challenge of utilizing seemingly disparate and juxtaposed textures and colors to create tension, contrast and a visual focal point are the techniques I employ in forming a piece. My current body of work is drawn from impressions of personal adornment from the archaeological record. Items unearthed, perhaps a gemstone sparkles from a long forgotten silver or gold hand-forged setting. My work is influenced by the philosophical underpinnings of Wabi-Sabi that embody the dualistic and rustic nature of accidental beauty. I seek to work in tandem with my materials evoking forms that are at once surprising yet familiar; rustic yet refined; accidental yet functionally appropriate for personal adornment. It is my hope that the objects I create stand to function perfectly as personal adornment offering the wearer a memento of perhaps an ancient thread but also exist as objects of fascination and desire on their own.


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Ocatillo bones ring

sterling, blackened, checkerboard cut garnet, light brown diamonds.


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Wave Pendant

Carved gem silica, 22k & 14k yellow gold, diamonds.


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Textured gold disc pendant

14k, 22k and raw diamond cubes


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Target Practice pendant

sterling, blackened, diamonds, sapphire, 14k gold