There Is A Life After Being A “Brick & Mortar” !

There Is A Life After Being A "Brick & Mortar" "SO I HEARD YOU RETIRED ?" I have never done anything in a traditional way.  So when I'm asked how do I like being retired, which is constantly, I remind them that I call this a transition not a retirement.  I don’t think a painter [...]


"GEMS & MINERALS"         DISCOVER THE EXPERIENCE OF A "GEM ROUNDTABLE" AT HOME. We are excited to present "Gems and Minerals" our new section on our web site I am sure "Gems and Minerals" will become your go- to it spot form which you and I shall design your next  piece of [...]


A CHANGE IS COMING You may first see this or receive a postcard in the mail. Yes, after 49 wonderful  years in The Barnyard, Carmel, we are closing our studio at the end of July 2021. It is with sadness and optimism that I will be approaching the next phase of Michael Sherman Jewelry Designs.  [...]

Perusing The Miles Of Aisles at The Tucson Gem Shows

Perusing The Miles Of Aisles  At The Tucson Gem Shows               I have walked these aisles with friends and clients for many years.  They told me after these experiences, that this is the pose of me that they most remember…a view of my back! The street was my destination [...]

Blog 2020/Reflections 2019

Blog 2020 / Reflections of 2019 It took a rainy day in January to write this blog.  As I was adding some new photos to my website, I scrolled through the many photos taken during 2019.  I felt that it would be fun to share these with you.  Many are custom pieces from the Roundtable [...]

Constructing An Inspiration

Constructing An Inspiration Here you see a beautiful pair of drop earrings in aquamarine and rainbow moonstone. A design like this often starts with the gems. I get an inspiration when I see the elements.  In this case, I matched two aquamarine cabochons of unusual color and clarity.  I knew that they had to be [...]

Tuscon Never Ceases To Amaze !!

Tucson Never Ceases To Amaze! All the great things at the Tucson Gem Show aren’t just in the major “gem” exhibitions at the city center. I always like to spend at least half of my visit “on the street”.  I like to frequent the roadside tents and dark hallways of the smaller shows that comprise [...]

Did You Ever Hear The One About The Artist & The Jeweler?

Did You Ever Hear The One About The Artist & The Jeweler? The gorgeous ring that you see is the result of a wonderful collaboration.  Quite often I will be speaking to visitors in the studio who show an interest in actually making jewelry themselves.  I always make it a point to encourage their interest.  [...]

I Always Like A Challenge That is Outside The Box

I Always Like A Challenge That is Outside The Box A couple for whom I have made a number of great pieces was visiting Carmel.  We share many years of friendship, and they are the source of my favorite BBQ rib recipe.   They came on a mission.  They wanted me to create for each of [...]

The Tucson Gem Show Never Lets Me Down

The Tucson Gem Show Never Lets Me Down! I wanted to share with you some photos from the last Tucson Gem Show.  I have been attending this show almost every year since 1975, and the show seems to be wilder and bigger every year! This year a client asked me to create a ring and [...]