Custom Jewelry Designs Portfolio by John Glossa, Gemologist
Harvest Moon -Rejoice -Relax The toil of Summers effort is at an end a bounty from the field & vine comes the prize. Witness the crisp morning air and days of softer sunlight. Colors have turned to a gentler palette with a luster of pleasant earth tones. Savor the moment The Harvest Moon is upon us ! JG I do love the intensity of an Autumn full moon. It rises
Barbed Wire Ring. Stylized Barbed wire in 14 or 18 karat gold.
Sterling silver bracelet with deep blue Yogo sapphire set in a yellow gold bezel.
Natural Red tourmaline crystal set in sterling silver flower pendant. Pendant also set with 3 "electric blue" tourmaline stones.
Sterling silver and a bit of 14 karat gold pendant set with matching elk ivory. Pendant includes a dangle aquamarine.
Star sapphire bracelet with a total gem weight of 2.18 carats. This piece has been created out of sterling silver with accents of 14 karat yellow gold. The design incorporates a combination of precious metals and braided leather to create a fabulous cuff style bracelet. This is a fashion that I had pondered for quite awhile, and thanks to Mr. Cole B. and his requests help bring this to
Hand fabricated sterling silver feather earrings. A gift to my friend, Charlene in Jacksonville Florida !!
Sterling silver with splash of gold. This pendant is set with a hand carved rock crystal quartz "claw". Bezel set in this piece is a Yogo sapphire and the reverse side exhibits a yellow diamond.
Sterling silver pendant set with Montana sapphires. ....and more "fishing tails" in sterling silver with sapphire bait
"UNTAMED" Necklace --- Silver with Rock Crystal Quartz Claws Untamed When you stand next to a bear your heart shall be tested. Mine was indeed. It was that memory that has inspired this design. In many cultures, the bear is a powerful icon, evoking feelings of: Courage, Leadership and the strength of a Free Spirit. The Barbed Wire design flanking the core Bear Paw represents the
14 Karat yellow and white gold Barbed Wire Bracelet. This bracelet features a 1/2 carat diamond set on each side of the centered white gold "barbed wire" design. This bracelet has been a "flag ship" work of my art for ten+ years now. My friend Sarah prefers it be titled: 'intertwined'. It is a bold design, yet the openness keeps it from being overbearing. This bracelet can be fabricated to fit the
Hand fabricated in 18 karat yellow gold on 8.5 millimeter thick braided leather. The center piece of this work consists of 5 independent fused and hammer-finished loops with a suspended pendant set with pure blue turquoise. The back side of this necklace is also made of 18 Karat gold: with hand made chain loops and a custom interlocking clasp. In total there is one troy ounce of 18 karat gold in
Hand fabricated in sterling silver and bezel set with turquoise. I lived in the community of Bloomington of south-central Indiana in 2011-2013. A wonderful place indeed for me to experience as i had spent most of my life in the western states. There in the "Heartland" of this great country i was blessed with opportunity to meet many of it's fine citizens, affectionately know as "Hoosiers".
14 karat yellow and rose gold Eagle Feathers embrace an custom cut oval cabochon of Wyoming Black Jade with Elk Ivory bezel set in Sterling Silver. Charleen commissioned this bracelet be made for her after we met in Jackson Hole's Western Design Conference in September of 2014. She provided some guidelines for the design but really put her trust in my artistry for the finished product. As it
Spring Goddess Moon Fabricated in sterling silver and 14 karat yellow gold. Centered is the "Goddess" carved from natural Cripple Creek turquoise from the mountains of Colorado. Enhancing this piece are three "orbs" of sugilite and a dangle of chrysoprase. Delicate vines of gold trace the crescent moon. This was featured in Cowboys & Indians Magazine
Black Jade from Wyoming set in a Sterling silver and copper Bracelet. This particular bracelet was donated to Western Design Conference for auction this September 2014. This is a special bracelet, hand-fabricated in sterling silver with highlights of pure copper. Bezel set in the center of this piece is an oval cut cabochon stone –Wyoming Black Jade. The Black Jade measures 1 ¼ x
Price: $395.00 Copper is is a wonderful metal and complimentary to silver and turquoise. In fact, copper and turquoise are usually found in the same mining area.
Price: $4,950.00* Gentleman's Barbed Wire Ring. Hand fabricated in 14 karat two-tone gold. This ring is designed and fabricated with thicker gold stock (3.0 x 2.5 millimeters) making it ideal for larger size fingers or those that prefer a bolder design. This ring is bezel set with two "fine - white" (SI-1 / G-H), quality cut diamonds with a total approximate weight of 3/4 carat.
Price: $2,400.00* Barbed Wire Wedding Bands. His & Hers matching wedding rings, set with diamonds. This 14 karat yellow / white gold Gent's ring is bezel set with two 1/2 carat diamonds and is made with heavy gauge 2.5 millimeter square gold stock. The inside of the ring is beveled and the area between the fingers is tapered to give a smooth comfortable fit. The Base price to fabricate this
Price: $8,500.00* Featured in Cowboys & Indians Magazine, this One Carat TW Diamond Bracelet is hand fabricated in solid 14 Karat gold (yellow frame & white barb wire) and weighs over one Troy ounce. Bezel set with two well matched certified round brilliant diamonds of Very Good proportions and finish. The diamonds weigh 0.50+ carat each, E Color and Vs-1 Clarity. Due to price
Price: $2,900.00* Available with natural turquoise. This turquoise and 14 Karat Gold bracelet is a wonderful compliment to any occasion and is in true western style. Hand fabricated in precious 14 karat yellow gold and white gold makes this design exquisite. The bracelet is "hefty" and weighs approximately one troy ounce.
Price: $2,495.00* Turquoise and 14 Karat Gold is a wonderful compliment in true western style. Hand fabricated in precious 14 karat yellow gold and white gold makes this jewelry exquisite. The soothing blue of turquoise added to this flattering blend of gold is an ideal combination. The bracelet weighs approximately one troy ounce. Add the companion ring:…………… $950.00
Price: $2,400.00* Fine Blue Sapphire and 14 karat yellow gold barbed wire ring. This ring features 2 well matched blue sapphire in a stunning barbed wire western style design ring. The sapphires in this photo are "untouched color correction" and show what "Top Quality" blue should look like. These 2 stones are "diamond cut" giving them extreme brilliance. Please call for an estimate for
Price: $sold* Sterling Silver ~14 Karat Gold Bracelet with Quartz "point". This design is fabricated in sterling silver with yellow gold accents offering a contrasting "knock-out" bracelet. For 1,000's of years the indigenous people of the Americas and Europe have tooled stone into “points” to hunt and survive. Traditional available materials included; obsidian, jasper, chert and
The splendor of mountain peaks are in the memory of all those that have climbed, hiked or photographed their immeasurable beauty. These custom designed jewelry pieces capture just a few I have witnessed and may be reminiscent of your great experiences. TWIN PEAKS is cast in 14 karat gold and set with a fine, white diamond weighing 1/10carat . The pendant weighs approximately 8.0 grams and is
The splendor of mountain peaks are in the memory of all those that have climbed, hiked or photographed their immeasurable beauty. These jewelry pieces capture just a few I have witnessed and may be reminiscent of your great experiences. MAROON BELLS is cast in 14 karat gold and set with a fine, white diamond weighing 1/10carat. The pendant weighs approximately 8.0 grams and is a highly
The Beaver. What an amazing creature. Truly a natural engineer and architect of wetlands. Creating rich habitats and thriving environments. Respected in nature and folklore........... AND as sports competitors! 14 Karat Solid Gold Good Luck Charm weighs 9 Grams Beaver Charms are also available in Sterling Silver (see silver photo below) (Chains available. Prices offered without
Sterling Silver Medallion of Barbed Wire. This necklace is super bold with the center piece measuring 2+ inches across. Highlighted with Sleeping Beauty Turquoise and Black "schorl" Tourmaline.
Silver and Leather Bracelet set with turquoise