Handmade Gold Silver Ethiopian Opal Cuff
Handmade Gold Silver Ethiopian Opal Cuff handmade by Santa Fe artist Miles Standish. This striking one of a kind cuff features a beautiful piece of blue green Ethiopian opal set in 22 karat yellow gold and sterling silver. The cuff measures 1″ inch wide with an inside circumference of 5″ inches from end to end with a 1″ inch opening.
Santa Fe Artist: Miles Standish
As a jewelry artist and craftsman, Miles Standish says he finds meaning in formulating shape out of something shapeless and bringing together different elements to create a relationship of balance and wholeness. A long-time resident of Santa Fe and a National Forrest Service employee, Standish draws his inspirations from observing the natural world: the shapes of clouds, the curve of a leaf, the spread of a bird’s wing, the texture and pattern of a sea shell. Growing up, Standish was encouraged in every artistic endeavor but didn’t begin silver-smithing until the age 20.
“I sometimes feel as though the silver chose me; I did not choose it,” says Standish.
Presently working in gold, silver and a variety of precious and semi-precious stones, Standish is known for his original and innovative designs, artistic expression and outstanding craftsmanship.