have developed two distinct styles. The first is classic and symmetrical,
using traditional design motifs and reminiscent of ancient jewelry.
My more recent work draws upon my fascination with plant life.
I find inspiration in natural forms for the stylized interpretations
that appear in my pieces.
sketch designs first and then at the workbench pursue an organic
approach, allowing the designs to grow and evolve spontaneously.
My work is based on the concepts of durability and quality for
daily wear as well as formal occasions.
the pressing issues of environmental concerns, my intent is that
both the wearer and the viewer will be reminded of the beauty
and fragility of our planet. I wish to raise consciousness and
dignity to these issues, with tributes preserved in the permanence
of noble metal and gemstones, two of earth's most enduring materials.
pieces are 18k gold or 950 platinum. All diamonds are E-F color
and VS-1 clarity or better. I select only the finest gemstones
of superb cut.
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Artists Keith Belles
PO Box 37
St John, USVI 00831