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My Job Is Special: Master Jeweler
Kevin O’Neill, Award Winning Goldsmith & Lapidary Artist
1 June 2017
This June marks 17 years for me at the Artful Eye Jewelers and I never would have thought I would have ended up with such a fun and rewarding career. Being a jeweler requires a great deal of skill and experience. It allows me to use my creativity and passion for design every day. There is nothing more rewarding than seeing a customer’s ideas come to fruition. I truly have a passion for taking raw metal and stones and making art.
Attention to detail and extreme care goes into each piece of jewelry that I make. I have made many customers cry (in a good way) when they see the finished product. These moments truly make my job as a Master Jeweler very special to me.
A few years ago, I made my fiancée’s (now wife’s) engagement ring along with my own wedding band. I wanted to do something different and my love of off-roading inspired this off-road tire tread ring. To make this ring even more special, I melted down and used family gold given to me by my grandmother.
Jewelry is art and jewelry is design, jewelry is metal and stones, but more importantly jewelry is sentimental and touches people’s lives. This is why I love what I do and I am thankful that I have found such a special and rewarding career.
Attention to detail and extreme care goes into each piece of jewelry that I make.