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gemlover

Location

Easley, SC, United States

Quick Blurb

Retired paramedic who has rediscovered his passion for stones and jewelry. Geology and gemology studies completed.

Interests

Lapidary, Wire Wrapping, Stone Setting, Jewelry Design, Gemology, Geology, Geochemistry

Skills and Techniques

Gem, Mineral, Rock Identification Cabochon Cutting Gem Setting Wire Wrapping Metal Smithing

Find me online @:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ra… http://rasmussengemsandjewelryll…

Get to Know

I have had a passion for rocks and rockhounding since I was a small child. I followed this into my education and was a geology major in college. Graduate Geologist for the past 40 years (BS and MS from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY.) This passion led my wife to start me on my journey into gemology and jewelry design and manufacture. She bought a parcel of gemstones and brought them to me and said "You're the geologist, what are these?" That started my journey into gemology. I am a current student for Professional Gemologist (International Gem Society). I have completed the theory examination and need to complete the practical examination. Then I started doing lapidary and cutting my own stones. This led me to join Western South Carolina Gem and Mineral Society.I furthered my education with classes and became certified as an Accredited Jewelry Professional (2009) (GIA), and Jewelry Design and Repair Certificate, Penn Foster Career School (2010). I am continuing my love for gemstones by making unique pieces at my bench and offering them to the public. Most of my work is custom pieces for individual customers.

My wife, Debora Lee Rasmussen is the artist who designs and crafts most of the anklets, bracelets, necklaces and ear rings. She makes the items made with beads.

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    Amethyst Bracelet

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    Chalcedony Ear Rings

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    North Carolina Emerald Cabochon Pendant

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    Daughter Birthday (NC Emerald set)