voted best jewelry store in durango

 

Thank you to all of our loyal customers!  We are so honored that you voted us best jewelry store in Durango.  The birthday gifts, anniversary gifts, engagement and wedding rings and the spontaneous purchases that have delighted the recipients have also delighted our many jewelers who put so much creativity and skill into the hand-made creations.  It is a true win/win and we are grateful beyond words for your loyalty.

Diane West, the owner  of the gallery has made countless engagement and wedding rings, often centered around a one-of-a-kind diamond and has thereby proudly participated in the joy of the special event.  She continues to create her beautiful, gemmy rings and pendants that make her customers return again and again for another.  Diane’s simple, classy, artistic jewelry has universal appeal, making it a very good choice for a special gift.

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Tracey Belt, a local jeweler, joined our gallery in the last year and we are delighted to have her.  Tracey is the local expert in enamel techniques and produces the most incredible belts (Belt’s belts!) and leaf motif pendants. They have flown out of the gallery, on the wings of her delicate bird pendants.  Tracey is also an amazing glass bead artist, taking the time to make her own luscious colored glass beads that she incorporates in her original designs.  She rounds out her jewelry line with her very popular spiral earrings in either sterling silver or 14 karat gold.

Harmony Scott, of Carbondale, continues to design unique gemstone pieces that are then made by a family in Bali.  This not only keeps the prices of her beautiful pieces very affordable, but helps to support that family---both very worthy accomplishments.  She uses beautiful quality stones and often gives them a leafy look with unusual and meticulous wire work.  Her necklaces, bracelets and earrings are always new and fresh.

Susan Kinzig is a San Francisco artist specializing in polymer and sterling.  She is able to produce the most amazing colors that she combines with sterling silver in botanical forms that are very flattering when worn.  She combines colors and shapes that can be mixed and matched.  To see her work is to appreciate it!

Susan Kemmerly, another of our local jewelers takes advantage of her OCD and creates jewelry that is as beautiful as it is unique.  She is one of a very few bead artists in the country who are able to maneuver through complicated beaded bead patterns.  She is an expert with her color combinations and somehow her pieces go with everything!   Susan frequently texturizes the sterling silver components, making each item a unique masterpiece.

Nicole Hansen is from Salida, where she alloys her own sterling and drops the hot metal into water to form ingots that she then embellishes with small gemstones.  The ingots are reminiscent of pebbles, lending an understated approach to rings, pendants and earrings.  Her jewelry often turns into that favorite piece that can be worn daily.

Pyper Hugos, of Montana is the ultimate environmental jeweler!  She re-purposes old car metal into unique jewelry with a lot of impact.  She incorporates small gears and geometric shapes that are often another color on the reverse side.  Her designs are quite artistic and because her materials  don’t cost much, you can purchase this jewelry for inexpensive gifts with lots of style.

Kristin Lora, now living in the Portland area makes our most whimsical jewelry.  She uses small railroad figures in her sterling and gold fill earrings, so you may have a skier or giraffe nonchalantly hanging through a hoop earring.  She also makes our most versatile travel jewelry—the long chain necklace that can be worn three different ways and is available in sterling, gold fill, or a combination of the two. 

Pat Hartman, of Durango, has a love of all the endless possibilities for combining colors with gemstones to create the magic that stones are purported to convey to the wearer.   Even if you are not a believer in stone energy, you will love the combinations that come through in long, lightweight earrings and adjustable length necklaces.  Pat recently learned the alchemy of high-karat gold fused to steel.  She alloys her own 18-22 karat gold to achieve a variety  of subtle colors that embellish the  nature-inspired shapes and motifs.

Amaral Munoz, of Santa Fe and Durango, utilizes all the latest tools and technology to produce his popular line of silver and gold necklaces, bracelets and earrings.  He often uses a hydraulic press to form jewelry that has a beautiful modern, industrial flair.  His geometric-shaped gemstone necklaces are flattering and unique.

Allison Young lives and works in Montana and is one of the most recent additions to our gallery.  Allison crafts large, lightweight earrings as well as smaller shield-shaped pieces that are flattering and well-crafted.  She often combines multiples of a shape to provide interest and movement in her gold and sterling jewelry.