Thursday, July 06, 2006
Summer Shows at R. W. Wise, Goldsmiths
"What do you do in the Berkshires all winter?"
Its a question people often ask! While the beavers are in hibernation, the creative sap is running free at R. W. Wise. We travel, we design, we create! This year we are honored to add two new artists to our list and to welcome back a third: Zoltan David and Michael Zobel. No strangers to the jewelry aficionado, these two artists come to us with multiple honors and international reputations. Michael Dyber is arguably one of the world's top gemstone sculptors. We have been loving and designing jewelry around his exciting pieces for years. This summer we have about two dozen of his sculptures on display.
Image: Pictured (above) is a suite of handmade platinum/22k jewelry diamond and ruby jewelry on display in our gallery by the award winning American master Zoltan David.
Zoltan David won his very first international award in 1979 and he has never looked back. Originally from Budapest, Zoltan's father was a World War II hero and a freedom fighter in the Hungarian uprising in 1956. Forced to flee at the age of 6, Zoltan has never lost that passion which is his birthright. I have been following his career for many years and when we finally met this past Febuary, I knew he was a man with the sensativity needed to set some of our finest gemstones.
Image: Pictured right Zoltan David sets the first of our gems; a 1.31 carat flawless round Brazilian emerald. Note how the belly band protects the gem but allows free visual access to both the top and pavillion of the gem. (sold)