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SoMa Hammered Copper Jewelry Collection

Copper Jewelry by John S. Brana

Copper Jewelry Collection Video by John S Brana Karri Ann Frerichs, Altitude Designers, introduces handmade copper jewelry by jewelry designer John S. Brana at Bloomingdale’s – Stanford. Selections include handmade corrugated and texturized copper cuffs, corrugated and chased copper earrings, chased and hammered copper necklaces, and bronze rings set with Cabochons, beaded gemstones, or faceted large gemstones. Recommended ReadingHandmade Designer Jewelry BlogCasual Jewelry Looks …

Collections Coming Soon to www.johnsbrana.com

SoMa Collection – Watch for hammered silver and bronze rings set with faceted colored gemstones and Cabochons – July 2008. Nob Hill – Matching rings and pendants in sterling silver, vermeil, and 14K – 18K yellow gold – August 2008. Muir Woods – NEW – Inspired by the natural beauty of Muir Woods, this collection will feature patinaed silver, copper, and bronze earrings, rings, and pendants in multicolored earthtones…just in time for fall …

Chrysoprase – The Stone of Summer

… varieties of quartz. Higher quality specimens often rival fine jade, for which it is sometimes mistaken. Cut into Cabochons (smooth domed gems with flat backs for use in jewelry), it can be as sought after as fine amethyst. Its use in jewelry dates back to ancient Egypt, where it was fashioned into necklaces, scarabs, and objects of adornment. Unlike emerald which owes its beautiful green color to the presence of chromium, the color of chrysoprase is due to trace amounts of nickel in the …