intagliogems

R Strange & Co. Intaglio and Gem Carving

Taos, New Mexico 239 Sales On Etsy since 2016

5 out of 5 stars (85)

intagliogems

R Strange & Co. Intaglio and Gem Carving

Taos, New Mexico | 239 Sales

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Robert Seitz

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Robert Seitz

Announcement    Glyptics and Jewel Maker
Hand Made in Sunny California Since 2008

This shop is for the gem carving and intaglio side of my business. I make other kinds of jewelry as well. Visit my other shop for everything else that I make, charms, turquoise, belt buckles and cut gemstone jewelry, here:

https://www.etsy.com/shop/RStrangeMetalsmith

For a quick glance at some of the historical Magic Gems that I reproduce for people, and some of their meanings, visit: https://records.rstrange.net/records/jewelry-archive/

For my pinterest board containing a more global range of intaglio examples, mainly from Minoan to post-Antique, visit here: https://www.pinterest.com/rstrangegems/intaglio/ Pinterest is a good source for tagged intaglio from the major collections, but don't expect them to be properly catalogued!

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It's never been cheaper to order a wax seal or signet ring overseas, one that is completely made by computer and robot. But those are like items you buy at the gift shop from an amusement park... if you don't mind your piece being made by the same factory that creates key chains and mugs with corporate logos, the prices automation has brought can't be beat.

My work is the real thing, this is all that I make, and the character of a human hand can be felt in every piece. It's true, it takes me a day or more to do what a robot can imitate in fifteen minutes. And I must charge far less than is traditional, because automation is my direct competition. But nearly anybody, even without experience, can tell a hand engraved jewel apart from one that has been mechanically etched from clip art. At the end of the day, my clients are looking for adventure, notes of the authentic, and even the strange! While a computer might make a quick trinket, the jewels I make are mysterious and storied, the sort you might find hidden or buried in a treasure trove!

I'm a supporter of Natural Sciences and Human Rights. No claim is made regarding efficacy of subject, symbol or gemstone. Still, reliant upon the earth-bound character of hand carved gems, each jewel is made to deliver a magical experience. My pieces are in museums, and the collections of writers, archaeologists, scholars, psychologists, magicians (of both the stage and the strange), performers, and other artists of considerable variety.

Visit this listing for more details about requesting a gem carving:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/465696399/custom-gem-intaglio-engraving-any-size


"There was a gem in the brain of the dragon, Philostratus told us, and 'by the exhibition of golden letters and a scarlet robe' the monster could be thrown into a magical sleep and slain." Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

Announcement

Last updated on Jul 24, 2019

Glyptics and Jewel Maker
Hand Made in Sunny California Since 2008

This shop is for the gem carving and intaglio side of my business. I make other kinds of jewelry as well. Visit my other shop for everything else that I make, charms, turquoise, belt buckles and cut gemstone jewelry, here:

https://www.etsy.com/shop/RStrangeMetalsmith

For a quick glance at some of the historical Magic Gems that I reproduce for people, and some of their meanings, visit: https://records.rstrange.net/records/jewelry-archive/

For my pinterest board containing a more global range of intaglio examples, mainly from Minoan to post-Antique, visit here: https://www.pinterest.com/rstrangegems/intaglio/ Pinterest is a good source for tagged intaglio from the major collections, but don't expect them to be properly catalogued!

* * *

It's never been cheaper to order a wax seal or signet ring overseas, one that is completely made by computer and robot. But those are like items you buy at the gift shop from an amusement park... if you don't mind your piece being made by the same factory that creates key chains and mugs with corporate logos, the prices automation has brought can't be beat.

My work is the real thing, this is all that I make, and the character of a human hand can be felt in every piece. It's true, it takes me a day or more to do what a robot can imitate in fifteen minutes. And I must charge far less than is traditional, because automation is my direct competition. But nearly anybody, even without experience, can tell a hand engraved jewel apart from one that has been mechanically etched from clip art. At the end of the day, my clients are looking for adventure, notes of the authentic, and even the strange! While a computer might make a quick trinket, the jewels I make are mysterious and storied, the sort you might find hidden or buried in a treasure trove!

I'm a supporter of Natural Sciences and Human Rights. No claim is made regarding efficacy of subject, symbol or gemstone. Still, reliant upon the earth-bound character of hand carved gems, each jewel is made to deliver a magical experience. My pieces are in museums, and the collections of writers, archaeologists, scholars, psychologists, magicians (of both the stage and the strange), performers, and other artists of considerable variety.

Visit this listing for more details about requesting a gem carving:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/465696399/custom-gem-intaglio-engraving-any-size


"There was a gem in the brain of the dragon, Philostratus told us, and 'by the exhibition of golden letters and a scarlet robe' the monster could be thrown into a magical sleep and slain." Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

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Gift wrapping and packaging

Gift wrapping is always available. The current offering is red foil with red ribbon.

Wholesale availability

I have very generous wholesale rates for gemstone engraving. Any request for samples will be offered at retail rates.