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Diana Widman

Diana Widman Design

"This jewelry is about the joy of creating and the sweetness of giving it to oneself or to a loved one. This jewelry is not just 'product,' but each piece speaks to various personal qualities, wishes, hopes, aspirations. The women who buy it want to wear it all the time, and they have an independent style. Made with joy, my work keeps me striving for elegance of body and mind."

That intersection of physical process and the final product involves a leap of faith, a willing surrender to the mysteries of the creative process. The outcome is planned, but Widman loves the surprises and the bubbling energy that bring focus as she moves through the set of techniques that metalsmiths have been using for thousands of years. She loves making hard metal look like soft fabric.

Widman uses both ancient and contemporary techniques to create the precious metal fabric that later becomes jewelry. Torches, hammers, chasing tools, and a hammering block are the implements that help her form metal sheet and wire into folded, silky material. Seemingly random, this process is very deliberate, as she heats, folds, hammers, sands, files, and buffs metal into silky textures.

Widman started her artistic life as a printmaker and bookbinder, developing a love of tools, process, paper, and fabric. She has learned various metalsmithing techniques at the Revere Academy in San Francisco, studied with Charles Lewton Brain, and apprenticed for three years with Colin McDonald.

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Daisy Gallery Silver Dro...
Silver Earrings
by Diana Widman
$ 390
$ 331.50
Daisy Chain Rings
Gold & Stone Ring
by Diana Widman
$ 1,850
$ 1,572.50
Three Metropolitan Brace...
Gold, Silver & Steel Bracelet
by Diana Widman
$ 900 - $ 1,790
$ 765 - $ 1,521.50
Gold Twist Stackers
Gold & Stone Bracelet
by Diana Widman
$ 3,700
$ 3,145
Garden Gate Necklace
Gold & Steel Necklace
by Diana Widman
$ 990
$ 841.50
Linen Vermeil Grid Earri...
Gold & Stone Earrings
by Diana Widman
$ 250
$ 212.50
Central Park Fence Earri...
Silver Earrings
by Diana Widman
$ 350
$ 297.50
Metropolitan Window Gril...
Silver Necklace
by Diana Widman
$ 570
$ 484.50
Mumbai Lotus Pendant
Silver & Pearl Necklace
by Diana Widman
$ 950
$ 807.50
Metropolitan Rosette Dro...
Gold & Steel Earrings
by Diana Widman
$ 1,750
$ 1,487.50
Metropolitan Large Roset...
Silver & Stone Earrings
by Diana Widman
$ 590
$ 501.50
Small Waterfall Pendant
Gold, Silver, & Stone Necklace
by Diana Widman
$ 280
$ 238
Emerald-cut Engagement S...
Gold & Stone Wedding Band
by Diana Widman
$ 2,900
$ 2,465
Modern Engagement Settin...
Gold Wedding Band
by Diana Widman
$ 3,700
$ 3,145
Classic Round Setting
Gold & Stone Wedding Band
by Diana Widman
$ 3,350
$ 2,847.50
Modern Vintage Rosettes
Gold or Silver Earrings
by Diana Widman
$ 330 - $ 950
$ 280.50 - $ 807.50
Modern Vintage Pear Set
Silver & Stone Jewelry
by Diana Widman
$ 770 - $ 950
$ 654.50 - $ 807.50
Dots and Bubbles Necklac...
Silver Necklace
by Diana Widman
$ 1,300
$ 1,105
Silver Ribbon Ring with ...
Silver & Stone Ring
by Diana Widman
$ 490
$ 416.50
Two-Tone Rutilated Quart...
Silver & Stone Ring
by Diana Widman
$ 2,040
$ 1,734
Dots and Bubbles Cuffs
Silver Bracelet
by Diana Widman
$ 450 - $ 1,550
$ 382.50 - $ 1,317.50
Folded Garnet Ring
Silver & Stone Ring
by Diana Widman
$ 440
$ 374
Waterfall Pendant
Silver Necklace
by Diana Widman
$ 275
$ 233.75
Swirl Earrings
Silver Earrings
by Diana Widman
$ 285
$ 242.25
Silver Water Hoops
Silver Earrings
by Diana Widman
$ 250
$ 212.50
Happy Earrings
Silver Earrings
by Diana Widman
$ 325
$ 276.25
Genesis Cuff
Silver Bracelet
by Diana Widman
$ 450 - $ 525
$ 382.50 - $ 446.25
MiniGrid Linen Earrings
Silver & Stone Earrings
by Diana Widman
$ 275
$ 233.75
Curvy Ring
Gold & Stone Ring
by Diana Widman
$ 2,350
$ 1,997.50
Map 1 Silver Earrings wi...
Gold, Silver & Stone Earrings
by Diana Widman
$ 370
$ 314.50
Gold Linen Earrings
Gold & Stone Earrings
by Diana Widman
$ 2,500
$ 2,125
Silver Cuff Bracelet 001
Silver Bracelet
by Diana Widman
$ 450
$ 382.50
Silver Ribbon Bracelet
Silver Bracelet
by Diana Widman
$ 360
$ 306