Its no secret that I love Gold.  Its by far my favorite metal to work with and it makes up the bulk of my collection,  I only use 18k Yellow Gold in my designs.                  18k is comprised of 75% gold and 25% alloy, it has a rich tone to it and gives a very luxurious feel to jewelry when you wear it.

Here are a few fun facts about Gold

1. Gold is said to be so rare that the world pours more steel in an hour than it has poured gold since time began.

2. A one-ounce gold nugget is more rare to find than a five-carat diamond

3. A single ounce of gold can be drawn into a wire 60 miles long

4. In every cubic mile of sea water there is 25 tonnes of gold!  That’s a total of about 10 billion tonnes of golf in the oceans; however, there’s no known way to economically recover it.  So if you you’re a strong swimmer get to it!!!!

Lately I have been having so much fun creating different shapes in gold and just playing with them.  Here are some of my favorite 3d crownwork shapes.

Round

Amphora

Pearl Shape

Finial

I use these in all my designs and I love to mix and match them and use them as accents in necklaces and features in earrings.  The possibilities are endless.

And here are some of my favorite new designs using my all time favorite GOLD!

Earrings 6
Earrings 7
Gold Cuff