Jewelry is something that mankind has used for his entire existence. Simple as a bone amulet, or complex as a tiara, we seem to take great pleasure in adorning ourselves with it. Most likely the gold in your wedding band or earring has a trace of this venerable metal crafted by the ancient Egyptians or Mayans. Precious stones have a similar legacy. These crystals represent something eternal, indestructible.



Above are links to pieces I have created as a Metalsmith and Jeweler. The photos leave something to be desired. Most were taken with a polaroid, as they were leaving the studio. Thus, none of these items are for sale as most were custom orders...

 


The Quest
ON THE TRAIL OF THE TURQUOISE
Adventures of the craftsmen on the search for
the ever elusive stone.

 

Brazilian Agate Slice!
 
BRAZILIAN AGATE
A fine collection of Brazilian Agate slices.
From this material large impressive cabachons
are cut for use in jewelry.

 

Malachite
VARIOUS CABACHONS
Here are some very special stones cut
for use in jewelry.

PICTURE STONE - JASPER

< Malachite, Azurite & Agate Cabs

 

All of my jewelry is stamped with this hallmark:
All Design and Art: Joel R. Cheves 1975 - 2001

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