Designing and fabricating fine jewelry has become second
nature to me over the years. I work with
all precious metals and colored gems of all kinds, creating one-of-a-kind
pieces, most of them commissioned by customers here and abroad. I love the fact that the earth produces such
marvels like silver and gold and gems in amazing colors. It makes me happy to showcase those treasures
in a way that someone else can wear and enjoy and add yet another dimension
with personal meaning to my one-of-a-kind pieces.
I also teach jewelry making, although not during a Pandemic, I paint originals in pastel or
oils and have greeting cards printed of all my art work, including some of my
jewelry pieces. You can purchase cards and prints of all kinds and sizes from my other websites. 1-marieclaire-dole.artistes.com and 1-marieclaire-dole.pixel.com
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.
Then, I worked as a goldsmith in Geneva Switzerland for
Patek Philippe, later on at Bucherer in sales and did some custom designing, before
moving to Mount Vernon, WA in 1985.