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Our studio practice explores the relationship between metal and media (stones, glass and paper), drawing from foundations while questioning and investigating perceptions of the jewelry field.
Although I have sketch books filled with jewelry designs, I don’t use them to create jewelry. Each stone/piece has a story, so I design each piece around the stone.
All of our pieces are handmade here in the Southwest, therefore, no two pieces of jewelry are 100% identical, making each of them unique. No machining, no big tools, only our hands to create each piece that we hope you will cherish forever.
After reading a report from the North Carolina Dept of Natural Resources, Mike went mining for rubies, sapphires, garnets, etc. This experience triggered Mike’s fascination of stones and the extraordinary expression each stone possesses. He carries the same passion when working, cutting and polishing, with stones.
I love being a designer of contemporary jewelry that have clean sleek lines - a modern minimalist.
Strive that each piece tells a story.
Special attention is given to light, movement and the energy expressed in each pieces’ simple lines.
Every part of our jewelry has been planned visually to make them simple, beautiful and as engaging as possible!
We are putting our efforts into making environmentally friendly decisions as we incorporate repurposed diamonds/gems in some of our pieces. For a green alternative, we create some of our jewelry from recycled silver. As we are committed to adhering to the principles of sustainable development and we continually look for ways to improve.
From beautiful one-of-a-kind pendants to handcrafted earrings, Jewelry by James was born out of a love for collecting stones on hikes all throughout the Southwest United States. Stones are expertly cut and polished, then incorporated into designs created by Mike & Doreen with great care and attention to detail. With a full line of items to choose from — and more wonderful pieces being added to our collection regularly — there’s something for everyone at Jewelry by James. Shop our entire selection of handcrafted jewelry today.
Layered necklaces. Pile on a few of your gems and introduce them to a new addition—or two.
Hoops. Hoop earrings are a jewelry box mainstay and designers constantly serve up fresh iterations- like edgy zig zag style. And with good reason—the shape frames and flatters the face.
Sparkle. Jewelry that has been textured with a diamond pavé.
Mix/match/stack. Pair varying widths, designs, and metal finishes for visual interest. Even if your schedule only includes replying to emails before sneaking in a quick yoga session, catching a glimpse of your adorned hand throughout will put a smile on your face.
Ear party time! Mismatched earrings! Many people never thought that he/she would ever wear two different earrings on his/her earlobes, but he/she is loving that look
People should not to feel locked into selecting a trendy choice or birthstone jewelry. The most important thing is to think about the recipient’s personal style, their coloring and their personality. Let those factors guide his/her choice.
For a newer relationship, earrings or a necklace with gemstones make wonderful gifts. As your love grows, so will your intuition about your partner’s style. For deeper relationships, selecting a bigger statement piece for your partner is meaningful and shows how well you know them.
For the person who has everything, I recommend something that is truly unique. We offer one-of-a-kind jewelry featuring rare and unique gemstones. I also think that jewelry with a story behind it is romantic, so think about where you shop. Shopping from our collection or from a local artist or finding a jewelry gift while traveling together adds extra meaning.
Great question. Some of our petite clients wear really large, show-stopper pieces and they look marvelous doing it. I think the right sort of jewelry has more to do with personality than the body size. Whether subtle or extravagant, the right jewels make you feel confident and gorgeous. I always encourage clients to try on pieces of all size and scale to find out what suits their taste.
There are a lot of things I love about 60’s, 70’s, 80’s styles, although that jewelry is not my style I don’t want people not to wear what expresses themselves. I realize that the “experts” are saying goodbye to bulky, gold nugget jewelry. But, at the moment my preference is the mid-century modern or minimalist.