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Benjamin Claus is a Jewelry Artist currently living in Asheville, North Carolina. He works from his studio in the River Arts District at Riverview Station. Using silver and gold wire to create one of a kind pendants, rings, pins, and pretty much anything else you can think of. Ben uses primarily uncut mineral specimens from around the world. These specimens are exceptional because they grew naturally in the earth and are not enhanced or treated in any way. No cutting or polishing is used on the majority of these pieces, connecting you with nature on a very special level. This adds to the beauty of each piece he creates, making them a beautiful work of art that you can wear as jewelry. Each piece is extremely involved and can take up to 50 hours to complete.

Aside from being an artist, Ben is also a Graduate Gemologist, graduate jeweler and Accredited Jewelry Professional…

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  • Born on February 22
  • Joined July 25, 2009

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About

Benjamin Claus is a Jewelry Artist currently living in Asheville, North Carolina. He works from his studio in the River Arts District at Riverview Station. Using silver and gold wire to create one of a kind pendants, rings, pins, and pretty much anything else you can think of. Ben uses primarily uncut mineral specimens from around the world. These specimens are exceptional because they grew naturally in the earth and are not enhanced or treated in any way. No cutting or polishing is used on the majority of these pieces, connecting you with nature on a very special level. This adds to the beauty of each piece he creates, making them a beautiful work of art that you can wear as jewelry. Each piece is extremely involved and can take up to 50 hours to complete.

Aside from being an artist, Ben is also a Graduate Gemologist, graduate jeweler and Accredited Jewelry Professional. All his schooling was done at the Gemological Institute of America, the standard in Gemology for the jewelry industry.

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