Hello and welcome to River’s Edge Gems! The Upper Midwest Region of the Mississippi River, and specifically the driftless region, has always held a special place for me, and as I looked to conclude my military career, this was the area that beckoned to me to “come home.” Today, living on the banks of the Mississippi River, I am once again delighted by the people, wildlife, landscape and the sheer beauty and ‘wild-ness’ of this area where I grew up so many years ago.
In every design, I seek to embrace the spirit of the River and the heart of the people of this area. Whether I am depicting the majestic eagle that soars above or the fragile dragonfly that cruises the swamps and backwater channels, my goal is to capture beauty and detail in each piece. My wish in creating these pieces is to produce a tangible, wearable memory which will bring a special and personal meaning to the life of the person selecting or receiving my art.
I personally touch each piece during its creation. The items offered are my designs. I individually select every gemstone for its color, proportions, and beauty. More gemstones are rejected than are kept and used. No item will be sent to you without my exacting review and approval. My heart is in this work and I want you to have a beautiful, substantial piece of jewelry art that will bring a memory of this area to your heart and which will last for generations to come.
Thank you for considering River’s Edge Gems.