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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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Green Chalcedony & Gold Earrings
Gold & Stone Earrings

$ 2,700
$ 2,295
Rhodes Ring in Oxidized Silver & Gold
Gold, Silver & Stone Ring

$ 1,450
$ 1,232.50
Pure Silver & Red Garnet Ring
Silver & Stone Ring - Size 5

$ 680
$ 578
Pure Silver & Topaz Drop Earrings
Silver & Stone Earrings

$ 620
$ 527
Beehive Ring
Gold & Stone Ring

$ 3,700 - $ 4,250
$ 3,145 - $ 3,612.50
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Sunstone Ring by Diana Widman (Gold & Stone Ring - Size 7)
Sunstone Ring
Gold & Stone Ring - Size 7

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Montana Sapphire Cascade Necklace
Gold & Stone Necklace

$ 11,000
$ 9,350
Green Sapphire & Diamond Stick Earrings
Gold & Stone Earrings

$ 5,000
$ 4,250
Pearl Pear Earrings
Silver & Pearl Earrings

$ 730
$ 620.50
Fine Silver & Pearl Stick Earrings
Silver & Stone Earrings

$ 370
$ 314.50
Gold Drop Necklace with Five Ingots
Gold & Stone Necklace

$ 2,300 - $ 2,375
$ 1,955 - $ 2,018.75
Gold Drop Necklace with Seven Ingots
Gold & Stone Necklace

$ 2,300 - $ 2,375
$ 1,955 - $ 2,018.75
Garden Gate Ring
Gold & Stone Ring

$ 2,750
$ 2,337.50
Daisy Chain Rings
Gold & Stone Ring

$ 1,850
$ 1,572.50
Gold Twist Stackers
Gold & Stone Bracelet

$ 3,700
$ 3,145
Garden Gate Necklace
Gold & Steel Necklace

$ 990
$ 841.50
Central Park Fence Earrings
Silver Earrings

$ 350
$ 297.50
Mumbai Lotus Pendant
Silver & Pearl Necklace

$ 950
$ 807.50
Metropolitan Rosette Drops
Gold & Steel Earrings

$ 1,750
$ 1,487.50
Emerald-cut Engagement Setting
Gold & Stone Wedding Band

$ 2,900
$ 2,465
Modern Engagement Setting-14KT
Gold Wedding Band

$ 3,700
$ 3,145
Classic Round Setting
Gold & Stone Wedding Band

$ 3,350
$ 2,847.50
Folded Garnet Ring
Silver & Stone Ring

$ 440
$ 374
Silver Water Hoops
Silver Earrings

$ 250
$ 212.50
Curvy Ring
Gold & Stone Ring

$ 2,350
$ 1,997.50
Silver Cuff Bracelet 001
Silver Bracelet

$ 450
$ 382.50