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gold and silversmithing

“I admire the new tech world and what this industry has evolved in; however i crave to stay in the true authentic form of goldsmithing by keeping it traditional with old world techniques just as my mentor has guided me. lets be honest i never began making jewellery this way, i learned it only years ago under his wings, and i vowed i would keep his legacy going and one day if the opportunity arises i would share my knowledge to someone that can appreciate the value in hand made. although these traditions are not lost, they are fading and i would like to keep them alive by passing them on”
xo O


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30 years ago, it happen by chance

ok, scratch that ..
I was driving my girlfriend who wanted to sneakily attempt a "drive by" on shelbourne street, where a boy lived that she had a fancy for. as we drove up (there were six boys playing street ball) one of them was bilic. that was thirty years ago this spring. we were pals all summer until he officially asked me out on a date that october. took him another month to finally kiss me.  thirty years ago

I decided to have an excepionally talented and dear fellow artist create a special treasure locket of hers.  this secret locket ring signifies much love, power and diligence with heaps of goddess strength

its the story of the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius and his wife Faustina the Younger. a Roman coin of a woman is a rare find - its perfect

a woman who was ahead of her time. in the history writings Marcus Aurelius describes her as affectionate, genuine and a brave warrior. he portrayed such love for her and accepted that she was a determined deligent woman. Faustina chose to travel with him to the battlefields and share his hardships, not the norm for noble women of her time.  Fausina's legacy reached as far as to draw attention to injustices against women; empowering and loyal to her tribe. a true warrior

the creation of this locket signify partners in life. one side Marcus Aurelius, whose words of wisdom and actions of strong leadership, still meaningful today; and on the other side Faustina, warrior goddess woman of love, determination and strength

marked with roman numerals XXX
me and bilic thirty years later, longest journey I've ever been on .. who would of thought! xo O

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