I truly love making gemstone cabochon rings. I was initially intimidated by them but as soon as I got over that fear I couldn’t stop. The larger gemstone cabochons are my favorite to put in the settings. I had this large Bisbee turquoise in my turquoise stash and I immediately knew it had to go into a ring.
This is another Prehnite cabochon. It’s a really pretty stone with greens, yellows and whites. It makes for a gorgeous ring.
I’ve worked with a few of these Bumble Bee jaspers. They’re bright and bold and look terrific on!!
The two rings above are labradorite. A friend of mine purchased the square one. He told me of a wonderful story of his dad. The labradorite mines in Labrador had been almost ruined by the mining that what happening there. The Inuit cut them off. In the 90’s my friend’s father and his crew approached the Inuit and told them that they would mine in an ethical way. They were allowed to mine until his dad passed away. He believes that some of the labradorites that I use might in fact been touched by his dad. It makes me happy to know this when I use these beautiful stones.
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My name is Manon. (pronounced Man + O) Yes….my mom cursed me with my name. In her defense I guess she never though I’d leave Quebec. I’m a jewelry artist and painter. I’ve been creative as long as I can remember and things haven’t changed. I now live in Scottsdale, AZ. I spend most days in my studio making pieces that speak to my heart. Thanks for stopping by!!