Delpfine Welch's Profile
I love to take a rock, transform it into a gem, add metal, and wind up with a beautiful piece of jewelry.
I learned to cut cabochons at the Houston Gem and Mineral Society (HGMS). I was encouraged by the club members who taught me, and by winning Best in Show with my very first stone at the 1991 HGMS show.
Now, I design most of my one-of-a-kind jewelry around my cabochons.
I have a PhD in geology and I married a rockhound. My husband collects rocks in South Texas and makes a trip or two to West Texas every year. I like to cut the fossilized wood, agates, and rhyolites that he collects and use them in my jewelry.
I cut and use other stones as well because I love the bold blues, greens, purples, and reds of lapis luzuli,…
- Born on November 26
- Joined December 16, 2008