The West Collection
This collection features unique hand cut and polished stones found in the Western US. We wanted to feature stones typically overlooked and give them the proper lapidary treatment needed to set in jewelry worn daily. They've been sourced in their raw state directly from the mine, local rock shop or fellow collector. The large rocks get slabbed into thin slices, trimmed into smaller shapes and finally shaped and polished through multiple stages into the perfect low lustre sheen. Machines are used through the process but hands guide and form them almost the entire way. Alunite is found in Piute County, UT, Green Grossular Garnet from the Wah Wah Mountains in Utah and Polka Dot Agate in Ashwood, Oregon. See the entire collection here.
Model Photos by Tess Comrie. Model is Anna Stevenett.