Exotic Gem Designs

Nicole Hanes, Thousand Oaks, CA

Matching distinctive and unique gemstones with original artisan designs.

Exclusive Ruby Lane Member since 2006

One of a Kind Designs with Unusual Gemstones


About Exotic Gem Designs

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About Us
Welcome and Thank you for visiting me on Ruby Lane!
I hope you enjoy my designs as much as I enjoyed making them.

My pieces are one of a kind, inspired by the gemstones themselves. I work in
Sterling silver, Gold (14K, 18K, 22K) as well as Gold-Filled materials. Many of the findings I use, I make myself because it is really important to me that the final result is one that I would want to purchase.

As a Jewelry designer, I am self taught, but My family has always been involved with the visual arts and I have been exposed to both design and fine art all my life.
It is not enough for me to observe from a distance, I need to be involved in the creation and understand techniques and engineering particularly those techniques that resulted in the amazing designs in antiquity; the Roman and Etruscan and Renaissance and more. I have recently become a member of the Society of North American Goldsmiths in the hopes of improving my skills and continue to enhance my skills.

The gemstones are fascinating to me not only because of their inherent beauty but I am drawn to them because of their history and origin; the exotic places they come from and how they come out of the earth.

These creations will enhance your wardrobe and complement your own personal style.

All Items will arrive in a gift box or gift bag. This will allow you to safely store your new treasure or have it ready to give as a gift.