5" with 1 3/8" opening
Eugene Livingston has discovered his niche in the world of jewelry fabrication and the art of lapidary work. Eugene creates "cluster work" of a very high quality. Cutting his own stones and hand forming the setting is what Eugene does best. For over forty years, Eugene has been perfecting his craft, and he claims that he has spent over 10,000 hours doing so. Eugene’s cluster bracelet, set with natural Sleeping Beauty turquoise, is an art form for the wrist, and the sky stone and silver are an expression of wonder for the eye.
Eugene is one of those rare artists who has mastered not just one or two methods, but a myriad of jewelry techniques. As a young man, he trained under other talented silversmiths After many decades of steady work, Eugene is skilled at metal fabrication, casting, making his own silver ingots, and most importantly for his work, the ability to cut stones. In his work below, you will see beautiful cut teardrop and pyramid cut Sleeping Beauty turquoise and coral. His two newest pieces with Carico Lake turquoise demonstrate his mastery of silver stamp work.
When discussing his work, Eugene talks about commitment. This theme comes up again and again with various artists with whom I have spoken. Eugene dedicated himself to his artwork and when you see him work, you truly realize the depth of his experience. He works as if he were breathing, naturally and seemingly effortlessly. We are fortunate to have such a skilled artist close by and hope you enjoy his classic creations.