Something Old is New Again

Something Old is New Again Repurposing three beautiful rubies A client wanted to breathe new life into a set of high-quality rubies.  She was thinking of a bezel design for a simple ring.  However, she was concerned that the earrings she wanted to wear with the ring wouldn't match well side by side with the [...]

It Started With A Question..

It Started with A Question.. "What do you have in an unset Peridot?" This request came from a husband who had been enthusiastically helping his wife pick out two of my favorite pieces on the sales floor of my studio in Carmel for their anniversary.  In the course of that exchange he explained that Peridot [...]

The Reinventing Of An Old Friend

The Reinvention Of An Old Friend "I love the stone but I hate the mounting! " I hear it all the time.  You buy a piece of jewelry, and you love it.  But over time (for whatever reason) you find that it's always just sitting in your jewelry box.  It just seems to get passed [...]

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 finding the gems as in this case. I often get an inspiration from when I see the elements.  In this case I was able to  matched two aquamarine cabochons of unusual color [...]

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.  [...]

Pursuing The Miles Of Aisles at The Tucson Gem Shows

Pursuing  The Miles of Isles At The Tucson  Gem Show 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 the first day.  The major shows had [...]

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 I had taken during 2019.  I felt that it would be fun to share these with you.  Many are custom pieces from [...]

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 [...]