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Susan Featured in New Saatchi Collection

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Susan's woven dress sculpture, Vitro Tapetum II (Glass Tapestry Dress), is currently featured in an online collection of sculptures curated by Saatchi Art.

Visit the collection!

Susan's Woven Dress

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Susan Featured in New Saatchi Collection

Posted by Arn Krebs on

Susan's woven dress sculpture, Vitro Tapetum II (Glass Tapestry Dress), is currently featured in an online collection of sculptures curated by Saatchi Art.

Visit the collection!

Susan's Woven Dress

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Sapphires

Posted by Arn Krebs on

arn krebs sapphire ring

Sapphires have a long history of reverence as a sacred stone with powerful qualities. A gem whose significance dates back to the 2nd century AD, when kings reportedly used to wear them as amulets against harm. The ancient Greeks associated Sapphires with Apollo; the ancient Persians believed they were chipped from the mythical pedestal that held up the earth; they compose the roots of a wish-granting tree in Hindu mythology; the Ancient Egyptians believed the sapphire stone possessed healing qualities and would often use them to treat eye injuries. Sapphire is the birthstone of September, linked to the astrological sign of Taurus.

When worn, Sapphires are believed to bestow insight, good judgment, freedom of communication, wisdom, good fortune, and protection on the wearer. Prior to the 20th century, Sapphires were coveted as the most popular stone for engagement rings.

We love the deep beauty of this stone, featured in one of Arn's beautiful Mokume Gane rings.

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Sapphires

Posted by Arn Krebs on

arn krebs sapphire ring

Sapphires have a long history of reverence as a sacred stone with powerful qualities. A gem whose significance dates back to the 2nd century AD, when kings reportedly used to wear them as amulets against harm. The ancient Greeks associated Sapphires with Apollo; the ancient Persians believed they were chipped from the mythical pedestal that held up the earth; they compose the roots of a wish-granting tree in Hindu mythology; the Ancient Egyptians believed the sapphire stone possessed healing qualities and would often use them to treat eye injuries. Sapphire is the birthstone of September, linked to the astrological sign of Taurus.

When worn, Sapphires are believed to bestow insight, good judgment, freedom of communication, wisdom, good fortune, and protection on the wearer. Prior to the 20th century, Sapphires were coveted as the most popular stone for engagement rings.

We love the deep beauty of this stone, featured in one of Arn's beautiful Mokume Gane rings.

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What is Moissonite ?

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WHAT IS MOISSANITE?

Moissonite was first discovered in 1893 by a French scientist named Henri Moissan, who later won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.  He found it in a meteor crater in Arizona, it literally is grown in meteors!  He initially thought that he had found diamonds, but later determined that the crystals were compared of silicon carbide.

Natural moissanite is impossibly rare, so moissanite available today is lab grown. It is widely considered to be the most brilliant jewel in the world. Similar to diamonds Its optical qualities are stunning AND its eco friendly to boot! 

Moissonite has greater refractory properties than diamond and is more sparkly and lighter in weight.  Because it is lab grown it will likely have less inclusions than a diaomond might. It also costs much less than a diamond.  Diamonds clock in at a 10 on the Mohs scale and moissonite at a 9.5 

I find moissonite to be a lighter & clearer white than a diamond, leaning more toward the blue hues.  I love the fact that they are born from stardust. 

 

 

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What is Moissonite ?

Posted by Arn Krebs on

WHAT IS MOISSANITE?

Moissonite was first discovered in 1893 by a French scientist named Henri Moissan, who later won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.  He found it in a meteor crater in Arizona, it literally is grown in meteors!  He initially thought that he had found diamonds, but later determined that the crystals were compared of silicon carbide.

Natural moissanite is impossibly rare, so moissanite available today is lab grown. It is widely considered to be the most brilliant jewel in the world. Similar to diamonds Its optical qualities are stunning AND its eco friendly to boot! 

Moissonite has greater refractory properties than diamond and is more sparkly and lighter in weight.  Because it is lab grown it will likely have less inclusions than a diaomond might. It also costs much less than a diamond.  Diamonds clock in at a 10 on the Mohs scale and moissonite at a 9.5 

I find moissonite to be a lighter & clearer white than a diamond, leaning more toward the blue hues.  I love the fact that they are born from stardust. 

 

 

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Customized Handmade Mokume Gane

Posted by Arn Krebs on

Mokume Gane with a twist....We customize almost all of our pieces to deliver something completely unique and one of a kind.  Clients call with ideas or images and we get started working out the details.  Many customers would like to remember something special in their lives.  The birth of a child, honeymoon landscape, a special location where they met... there are so many memorable parts of life and we are here to capture them for you into something that can be worn close to your heart.  

We often start with family heirlooms and work them into new treasured pieces or we  start fresh with metal and gems of your choosing.  We truly love making these special pieces for you and we are proud that you trust is us to honor your cherished moments.  

Who are we? We are a husband and wife team, a RISD artist and a skilled jeweler who are living the dream...making our art and making a living. Its hard work but worth it all!  Read our reviews or browse our work to get a feel for the work we create.  We look forward to working with you! 

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Customized Handmade Mokume Gane

Posted by Arn Krebs on

Mokume Gane with a twist....We customize almost all of our pieces to deliver something completely unique and one of a kind.  Clients call with ideas or images and we get started working out the details.  Many customers would like to remember something special in their lives.  The birth of a child, honeymoon landscape, a special location where they met... there are so many memorable parts of life and we are here to capture them for you into something that can be worn close to your heart.  

We often start with family heirlooms and work them into new treasured pieces or we  start fresh with metal and gems of your choosing.  We truly love making these special pieces for you and we are proud that you trust is us to honor your cherished moments.  

Who are we? We are a husband and wife team, a RISD artist and a skilled jeweler who are living the dream...making our art and making a living. Its hard work but worth it all!  Read our reviews or browse our work to get a feel for the work we create.  We look forward to working with you! 

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Susan Freda Comes to "Taste" This Summer!

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Susan Freda at Taste & Now On Etsy !

                                     We are pleased to announce that we will be represented by the Gallery at Taste in Jamestown, RI this coming summer!  We are so happy to be a part of this well respected and beautiful design firm. 
 
And here's new way to shop! Susan Freda studios is now  LIVE on Etsy!, a happy mix of our latest pieces! 

 

 

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Susan Freda Comes to "Taste" This Summer!

Posted by Arn Krebs on

Susan Freda at Taste & Now On Etsy !

                                     We are pleased to announce that we will be represented by the Gallery at Taste in Jamestown, RI this coming summer!  We are so happy to be a part of this well respected and beautiful design firm. 
 
And here's new way to shop! Susan Freda studios is now  LIVE on Etsy!, a happy mix of our latest pieces! 

 

 

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