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David LaPlantz Joins Artners Gallery

We are fortunate to have David LaPlantz join our gallery. David is an accomplished jeweler and sculptor with almost 50 years of experience. Born in Toledo, Ohio and raised in a small rural farming town, he earned a BS in Art from Bowling Green State University (1966) and a MFA in Metalsmithing from Cranbrook Academy of Art [...]

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Digital Certificate from GeoTrust: Protection to Stand By

We recently purchased an SSL Certificate (Secure Lockets Layer) from GeoTrust, the world’s second largest digital certificate provider. An SSL Certificate creates a secure link between your browser and a website in order to protect online transactions. In the past your purchases were protected by a shared certificate with our website provider, but we wanted to provide you individual protection.It [...]

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Featured Artist David Choi Exhibiting at LOOT: 2014

From October 7-10 David Choi will be exhibiting his jewelry at  LOOT 2014, the Museum of Arts and Design, New York City. David Choi is an emerging jewelry artist who is passionate about his work. Although he only graduated with a Masters of Fine Arts from the State University of New York at New Paltz in 2011, he already has worked [...]

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Artners Gallery Now Sells Art Jewelry Books and Jewelry Care Products

In order to bring you greater selection and act as a one-stop-shop for all of your jewelry needs, we recently began offering  art jewelry books and jewelry care products for sale. We are able to do this because Amazon recently approved us as an affiliate. Check out our offerings under Facts Corner and click on an item. You will be taken to [...]

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Samantha Freeman's Hot Streak: Three Awards in Three Shows!

Our good friend Samantha Freeman was red hot this summer. Her artistic designer jewelry won three awards in three straight shows. First up was an Award of Excellence at the Boardwalk Arts Festival in Virginia Beach, Va. That was followed by another Award of Excellence at the Boston Mills Artfest in Northeast Ohio. Her streak continued when she won Best [...]

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Christine Mackellar, Our Latest Featured Jewelry Artist

Christine Mackellar was raised on a large dairy farm in the midlands of England. While that may be an inauspicious beginning for our latest Featured Artist, it was perfect preparation for a contemporary jewelry artist working long hours without immediate gratification. Furthermore, understanding evolutionary cycles made it natural for her to manipulate and transform materials. According to Christine, [...]

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Depletion Gilding: Enrich the Surface of Jewelry

Reproduced below is a short piece from Liaung-Chung Yen on his Depletion Gilding technique. It can be found in Facts Corner under Techniques.Depletion gilding is a technique that enriches the surface of jewelry and other items made from metal alloys containing gold. The amount of other metals depends on the karat, or purity, of the gold. For example, [...]

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New Featured Jewelry Artist Cheryl Eve Acosta

Our new featured jewelry artist is Cheryl Eve Acosta. We carry her wonderful “Presence” collection which was inspired by fossilized biological structures she discovered in the New Mexico desert. Drawing with square silver wire, linear forms emerged reminiscent of exoskeleton remains created by the process of evolution. The exploration of empty space allows her to play with scale while [...]

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Artners Gallery Exceeds 4000 LIkes on Facebook!

This week we exceeded 4000 likes on Facebook! Thank you for your Support! We will continue to introduce talented Contemporary Jewelry Artists and to add beautiful new Fine Art Jewelry to our gallery. We also are working on introducing overseas artists. Stay tuned as we strive to bring you the wonderful world of Modern Art Jewelry.

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Caring for Your Anodized Titanium Jewelry

Several people have asked us recently how to care for anodized titanium jewelry. Anodizing titanium generates oxidation on the metal surface, bringing out the metal’s brilliant colors without using patinas, dyes, or chemicals. The color changes depending on the amount of oxidation. The concern is how well the jewelry wears and whether the colors will fade over time. According to [...]

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