Jewelry is wonderful! It’s a tiny piece of art that you can wear, every day. I have always loved these tiny pieces of art, since I was a child. I used to wear my grandmother’s pearl strands. Pearls are magical globes of organic beauty. They all look similar, but no two are alike!
Being an artist, I got a great head start on the creative side of things; drawing, painting, and sculpting. While in college the sculpting really made me want to pursue metalsmithing. However, my life took a different set of turns and I spent 25 years working in the auto and aviation business.
During this time, I was fortunate to be able to buy myself beautiful, designer, handmade jewelry.
This really made me miss my creative side. Then recently, I decided to buy some gemstones strands and string them with various macramé techniques I learned from Monks while traveling in Asia. I displayed the work on Facebook. Within days the pieces sold. This inspired me to create more work. And create more work I did! This gave birth to the handmade jewelry brand ORIT GEMS.
ORIT GEMS is a handmade jewelry line located and made in Chicago, IL. All of ORIT GEMS jewelry pieces are made completely by hand, by me, and are a one-of-a-kind piece. ORIT GEMS jewelry is made from the ancient forms of macrame, wire wrapping, and some modern settings, as well. Each ORIT GEMS piece is created with painstaking detail and will display the qualities of handmade jewelry. All ORIT GEMS jewelry is made with precious and semiprecious gemstones; 18k or 14k gold; 14k gold filled; or sterling silver. Most of the sterling silver will be oxidized, or very oxidized. If you prefer a bright, shiny silver, please contact me about the piece and I will be happy to polish it for you.
I personally try to seek out the finest materials available that display the qualities necessary to achieve the organic quality that the ORIT GEMS jewelry brand is known for.
ORIT is the Hebrew word for light. I hope my jewelry brings a little light into your life!
ORIT GEMS mission – What inspires you? Is it a warm sunny day? Or a phone call with good news? Or maybe finishing a great book? Perhaps just providing the simplest act of kindness for someone is how you find inspiration? Whatever it is that inspires you, just know that you are the inspiration behind ORIT GEMS jewelry line. My creations are all for you. ORIT is the Hebrew word for light, and I create each piece with you in mind with the hopes that whichever piece you choose, wearing it will bring a little light into your life. Jewelry is so commonplace today that it is difficult to really find pieces that stand out. My goal is to make sure my pieces are never common. Only uncommon, and truly unique. Just like you.
Shop online at http://oritgems.com