A Serene and Settled Majesty - The fusion of old world goldsmithing with modern design
Photograph by David Bohl

A back-lit Gothic-style faux stained glass window in many shades of purple, features Henry Davis Sleeper's collection of 19th century amethyst glass. The magnificence of these rich hues is awe inspiring.

Photograph by Flickr member ben124

I would not be surprised if it was a purple and violet sunset that whispered to Washington Irving when he wrote, 'There is a serene and settled majesty to woodland scenery that enters into the soul and delights and elevates it, and fills it with noble inclinations.'


Commissioned to make an Art Deco inspired piece, the result is a custom antique-cut amethyst ring. Hand created at my bench, incorporating gold and two diamonds from her family jewelry.

suzanne froman
3/15/2010 20:18:26

wow that is beautiful, al. looks just like that beautiful pic.

3/30/2010 19:52:58

Wow, that ring is so gorgeous! I love that you get your inspiration from sources like this!

3/30/2010 20:13:23

I love seeing what you do with old stones, turning them in to current beautiful works of art for someone to wear...

3/30/2010 21:09:57

I love my vintage glass earrings - they are such statement pieces and I get so many compliments on them!

3/30/2010 21:53:06

I just love the way you get to the essence of a stone and find a way for it to display it's beauty in the best way possible! I have been collecting little stones like this for ages and would love to have them set so well.

truly beautiful!

4/1/2010 11:58:46

Oh my, that amethyst ring is spectacular!
Guess I have to get my "jewels" together and send them to you to re-do !!
Love your designs !

4/1/2010 15:15:34

You are very talented. I love seeing what you come up with!

2/6/2015 00:55:00

Omg. I had a ring that was my great grandmother's that was stolen from me in 2007. The amethyst was just like that with on tip slightly chipped. I have spent years searching to find something similar!


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