Classic and Contemporary Designer Goldsmithing
Michael Banzhaf Studio
Olivebridge, NY 12461
I have developed two distinct styles. The first is classic and symmetrical, using traditional design motifs and reminiscent of ancient jewelry. My more recent work draws upon my fascination with plant life. I find inspiration in natural forms for the stylized interpretations that appear in my pieces.
I sketch designs first, and then at the workbench, pursue an organic approach, allowing the designs to grow and evolve spontaneously. Utilizing traditional goldsmithing techniques, my craftsmanship is based on the concepts of quality and durability for daily wear as well as special and formal occasions.
All pieces are 18k gold or 22k/Silver bi-metal. All diamonds are G color or better and VS-1 clarity or better. I select only the finest colored gemstones of superb cut.
See the work in these galleries:
AYESHA STUDIO JEWELRY • Englewood, NJ
CLOUDS GALLERY • Woodstock, NY
HARBOR SQUARE GALLERY • Rockland, ME
HUMMINGBIRD • Rhinebeck, NY
KARATS • Village Vail, CO
SHAW GALLERY • Northeast Harbor, ME
• Wholesale orders accepted
• Custom orders and commissions accepted
• Credit cards accepted