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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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Gold Drop Necklace with Five Ingots
Gold & Stone Necklace

by Diana Widman
$ 2,300 - $ 2,375
$ 2,070 - $ 2,137.50
Gold Drop Necklace with Seven Ingots
Gold & Stone Necklace

by Diana Widman
$ 2,300 - $ 2,375
$ 2,070 - $ 2,137.50
Garden Gate Ring
Gold & Stone Ring

by Diana Widman
$ 2,750
$ 2,475
Daisy Chain Rings
Gold & Stone Ring

by Diana Widman
$ 1,850
$ 1,665
Gold Twist Stackers
Gold & Stone Bracelet

by Diana Widman
$ 3,700
$ 3,330
Three Metropolitan Bracelets
Gold, Silver & Steel Bracelet

by Diana Widman
$ 900 - $ 1,790
$ 810 - $ 1,611
Garden Gate Necklace
Gold & Steel Necklace

by Diana Widman
$ 990
$ 891
Mumbai Lotus Pendant
Silver & Pearl Necklace

by Diana Widman
$ 950
$ 855
Metropolitan Rosette Drops
Gold & Steel Earrings

by Diana Widman
$ 1,750
$ 1,575
Small Waterfall Pendant
Gold, Silver, & Stone Necklace

by Diana Widman
$ 280
$ 252
Emerald-cut Engagement Setting
Gold & Stone Wedding Band

by Diana Widman
$ 2,900
$ 2,610
Modern Engagement Setting-14KT
Gold Wedding Band

by Diana Widman
$ 3,700
$ 3,330
Classic Round Setting
Gold & Stone Wedding Band

by Diana Widman
$ 3,350
$ 3,015
Modern Vintage Pear Set
Silver & Stone Jewelry

by Diana Widman
$ 770 - $ 950
$ 693 - $ 855
Folded Garnet Ring
Silver & Stone Ring

by Diana Widman
$ 440
$ 396
Dots and Bubbles Cuffs
Silver Bracelet

by Diana Widman
$ 450 - $ 1,550
$ 405 - $ 1,395
Silver Water Hoops
Silver Earrings

by Diana Widman
$ 250
$ 225
Waterfall Pendant
Silver Necklace

by Diana Widman
$ 275
$ 247.50
Happy Earrings
Silver Earrings

by Diana Widman
$ 325
$ 292.50
Swirl Earrings
Silver Earrings

by Diana Widman
$ 285
$ 256.50
Curvy Ring
Gold & Stone Ring

by Diana Widman
$ 2,350
$ 2,115
Silver Cuff Bracelet 001
Silver Bracelet

by Diana Widman
$ 450
$ 405
Silver Ribbon Bracelet
Silver Bracelet

by Diana Widman
$ 360
$ 324