This week we are featuring Danielle H. Ross of DanielleHRossJewelry! Danielle makes exquisitely set gemstone and fossil jewelry. Check out her story!
“As long as I can remember, I have loved gemstones, as well as fossils and rocks. AND metalsmithing .. well, it was definitely my calling. Working with metals is just an unbelievable craft. I often say, “I have the best job in the world.” When designing handmade gemstone jewelry pieces in my studio, this passion is reflected in my designs. I am inspired by the natural minerals and fossils to create simple but expressive handcrafted jewelry designs.
Because natural gemstones and fossils can stand alone as a work of art, handcrafted gemstone jewelry has the ability to make a statement, no matter how simple the design. I don’t like to complicate my designs, as I don’t want to take away from the natural beauty of the semi-precious gemstones and fossils. As an artist, to design from what is naturally beautiful is such a gift. I enjoy using my creativity to showcase that beauty in the most simple way.
Danielle H. Ross Jewelry is a collection of “one-of-a-kind” and a few “limited edition” handcrafted gemstone and fossil jewelry pieces of copper, silver and gold. Because gemstones and fossils always vary in color and matrix, any of my handmade gemstone jewelry designs will be unique in some way.”