Western Mountain

Courtney Morgan, Nevada City, CA   

Sterling Silver Rings, Pendants and Earrings.

Member since 2012

Hand made, original design, sterling silver and gemstone rings, pendants and earrings.

About Western Mountain

Our Service Pledge
I respond to all orders and inquiries within 24 hours. All items ship within 3 business days. I promise 100% satisfaction.
About Us
I originally come from Brooklyn, New York. I currently live in a small town in the Sierra Nevada foothills of Northern California. My formal training is in Aeronautical Engineering in which I have a Bachelor of Science degree from Northrop Institute of Technology in Los Angeles. After many years working in industry, I enrolled at Palomar College Art Department in San Diego where I studied all aspects of jewelry design and creation with master jewelers Anthony Lugo and Garry Cohen. After 2 years of study, I began designing and casting jewelry for a well known international jewelry company for 10 years before launching my own company with my own original designs. I love working with animal and nature themes because it fits nicely with my spiritual and philosophical interests. I try to create realistic designs with great respect for the inter-relatedness of all phenomena and the innate wisdom of nature. My original designs are initially carved by me in wax. I often spend a week or more on one design. When I have one that I like, I make a mold of the wax pattern. From the mold I can then obtain wax injections that are identical to the original design. The ancient science of lost wax casting involves investing a wax pattern in a flask with a gypsum slurry that hardens around the wax. It goes into a kiln at 1400 degrees for 6 hours during which time the wax pattern completely evaporates leaving a perfect impression of itself. Silver can then be forced into the impression using a centrifuge. I hand finish all of my jewelry and I choose stones from many places that interest me. I love my work and I am determined to offer my designs at fair prices.