|Mexican Fire Opal Faceted Heart Necklace|
Hi! I’m Augie, otherwise known as The Silver Bear.
Where did “The Silver Bear” come from?
Well … my nickname among family and friends has always been Bear or Bearsie, so when I started making jewelry, as I work primarily with sterling silver, it just seemed the logical way to go.
|Amethyst Stalactite and Sterling Necklace|
I trained as a silversmith way back in the dim, dark, distant past, then didn’t touch it for almost 40 years, so these days I’m pretty much starting from scratch again, slowly.
|Blue Topaz and Sterling Necklace|
|Gemstone Intarsia Necklace|
I’ve collected mineral specimens, rocks & gems for over 40 years (besides a whole heap of other stuff you don’t want to know about)! My two primary areas of interest are Turquoise and Jade. I set out 30 years ago to acquire a Turquoise specimen from every named mine in the U.S. southwest & Mexico, & am probably ¾ of the way there, with over 150 mines crossed off the list, as well as most other global localities.
|Stunning Larimar and Sterling Necklace|
Thanks for reading.