Todd S. Welti - Jewelry Gallery

Living Color Opals and Intarsia
Thousand Oaks, CA. USA

I have been an opalholic for 20 years. I learned how to set the stones I cut as a necessity, then fell in love with the fabrication and setting process as well. Then I discovered intarsia and found a way to combine opals with other stones in a never-ending variety of ways. I cannot compare myself to the true masters of stonework, but i have managed to develop some unique techniques. The “drusy window” is one such I am very excited about.

Materials: Intarsia, sterling silver, 22k Keum Boo
Dimensions: 1 1/4 x 2 1/2 inches

Intarsia with black opal, brazilian opal, amazonite, lapis, charoite, colbalto calcite, basinite. Sterling silver setting with 22k Keum Boo on bale.

Photo credit: James Hickey

Druzy Windows

Materials: Intarsia, sterling silver
Dimensions: 1 x 1 3/4 inches

Intarsia with crystal opal, uvarovite, cobalto calcite, lapis, gaspeite, ivoryite, sugilite. Sterling silver setting.

Photo credit: James Hickey

Sine Waves

Materials: Brazilian opal, sterling silver, 18k gold, tsavorite
Dimensions: 1 x 2 3/4 inches

Sine wave motif, with opal and tsavorite.

Photo credit: James Hickey