Hand-Made Mark Davis Bangles In Vintage Bakelite With Bezel-Set Gems

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Jewelry Designer Mark Davis – Vintage Materials Create A New Look

Mark Davis creates whimsical and just plain beautiful pieces of jewelry using re-purposed vintage materials and combining them with shiny gems. As
Juler’s Row describes it:

”Traditional techniques, gold and gemstones meet vintage bakelite and other remarkable materials. Traditional techniques and timeless materials come together with vintage bakelite, rare woods and other remarkable materials to create precious objects of perfection. All items are made by hand in New York City

And here is the man himself, explaining what he does and how he got to this point. Below the video are images of some of his work with bakelite and gems.

Bakelite Bangle with Amethyst, Garnet, Peridot and Pink Sapphire set in Yellow Gold

Offered via 1st dibs is this delightful, contemporary bangle handcrafted of pink vintage bakelite.
Right around the outside circumference of the bangle are flower motifs of intricately inlaid multi-coloured pieces of bakelite. Each flower is centred with an amethyst, garnet, peridot, citrine, or sapphire – each gem bezel-set in 18K yellow gold.
It’s from the Mark Davis Collector line, made by hand in Brooklyn – and as Mark Davis says, each piece from his studio goes through his own hands. Further detail including price can be obtained from 1stdibs where a link to the dealer can also be found.

A few more Mark Davis pieces below, from It’s Droolworthy and  Juler’s Row

 

Images and information on this page courtesy of Juler’s Row , It’s Droolworthy and  1st dibs 

Video – YouTube


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