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Jewelry Art by Chris and Shani Christenson

We create our jewelry on the magnificent Northern Coast in Mendocino California. We are inspired by beauty that surrounds us in the natural world and we strive to capture that energy and magic in our jewelry. We use may techniques including hand fabrication, lost was casting, champleve enameling and cameo carving. We hand carve our cameo faces from opal, mother and antique piano keys. This form of jewelry originated in the 15th century French court and was called a Commesso.

Our style and symbolic design reflect our fascination with nature as well as the art of many cultures including, Celtic, Native American, Egyptian and the Renaissance.

With a background in old world jewelry fabrication our work has the quality of fine craftsmanship combined with intricate symbolic design to create a unique form of Jewelry Art.

We enjoy working with couples to create special rings for their wedding ceremony. These photos show specific rings that can be ordered in many different metal and stone combinations. We will also work with you to create custom rings using your designs or stones. We can create our rings using your choice of 14k, or 18k, yellow, white, or rose gold, as well as platinum or sterling silver.

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 Chris and Shani Christenson

P.O. Box 1901
Mendocino, CA 95460


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