"I believe in jewelry with simple lines that suggest feelings of beauty & timeless enjoyment."

                              Marie-Claire Dole

Welcome to my site!   Please click on COLLECTIONS to find JEWELRY categories or PASTEL PAINTINGS or read my BLOG.   I much appreciate your visit and your comments;  
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Artist Statement:
 
Color has always been a source of joy and energy for me, whether it is in painting or jewelry making.  Painting with pastel or oil is a direct approach that is fulfilling my desire to create and work freely with color.  I find inspiration in everything beautiful in nature or by reflecting on my own thoughts and dreams. 

When creating a piece of jewelry, I often start by choosing an inspiring colored stone. I focus on high end one-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry. Some of my pieces have a hidden side or a movable part, like my double-faced pendants.  My customers, here in the US and abroad in Switzerland and Japan know I like to create custom and personalized pieces incorporating any of their own ideas.  I get a feel for discovering what would fit the personality and style of the wearer and have made many unique pieces in my studio in Mount Vernon.  I am a native of the French part of Switzerland and graduated from L’Ecole d’art appliqué of La Chaux-de-Fonds in Switzerland as a professional goldsmith in 1979.  I worked as a goldsmith in Geneva Switzerland for Patek Philippe then Bucherer, before moving to Mount Vernon, WA in 1985.


 


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Picked up my ring today and I couldn't be happier with the beautiful work done by Marie-Claire! The ruby had been a favorite aunt's and having it re-set in a ring crafted by an artist was a special birthday present from my best friend. Marie-Claire met with us and listened to our thoughts on design. She drafted a couple of designs for my review and we settled on a design. I love the simple elegance of my ring and the way it fits my style. I will wear it proudly and it will be a treasured heirloom. Thank you so much, Marie-Claire!
-- Marty Bishop Arellano, 11/24/20


 Marie-Claire DoleMount Vernon, WA360-336-3776

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