Michael Grant - A featured artist at the Lanning Gallery [Sedona, Arizona]

"In our society, financial requirements trick us into believing we must hurry up in the work we do. I have sometimes lived their way, but overall, mostly, the stones have taught me differently. Stones are very slow and patient. I spend my workdays alone with them in my workshop and the slowness rubs off on me. It is futile to hurry jewels along on their journey of emergence from the raw stone which bore them. They refuse to move swiftly, forcing the jeweler to still his anxiousness, and even abandon his pursuit of completion. It sounds odd to say it, but they will be complete only when I have learned to follow them and not lead them. Sometimes when I resist this lesson my life is filled with anxiety, yet when I am mindful of this lesson I feel balanced and beautiful. The stones have given me this, and I sincerely hope that the finished jewels which I create can offer the wearer the helpful sort of harmony, a balancing counterweight of timelessness to human life in the 21st century." ~ Michael Grant
Michael Grant is a jeweler who looks at life through his heart and it reflects in his work. He uses the finest domestic turquoise from Nevada and Arizona as well as rare sugilite, coral, Afghan lapis and other wondrous stones from around the world. Each stone is meticulously cut, turned and polished then put together in unique combinations that create the brilliance of design and craftsmanship for which Grant is known.
 
One of only a handful of stone-bead cutters practicing the ancient craft today, Grant meticulously hand cuts each cool, smooth stone on a simple lapidary wheel. His necklaces, which on average contain 300 to 800 beads, can take 20 to 200 hours to complete; each one, as with the earrings, cuffs and other jewelry pieces Grant creates, is like a story of the earth told in color.
 
的t痴 very meditative cutting gemstones; to spend the day looking at such color," Grant says. While working, Grant truly forms a partnership with his materials. 的値l begin making one necklace and it turns into ten different ones," he says. 的知 pushing the stones, and they are pushing me, saying 選 don稚 want to be that, but hey, I could be this, and it eventually all comes together."
 
Grant痴 turquoise jewelry is beyond compare and he admits unabashedly to a love affair with turquoise. 典urquoise stones are like snowflakes: each stone is different, each mine is different," he explains. 典he colors, the time periods, the different matrixes provide an unlimited canvas if you keep the beads simple."
 
 

Michael Grant remains a consummate jewelry artist whose simple and elegant designs are without equal.

 

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Artist's prices beginning at $650.

 

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New Work
 

"Cuff Bracelet"
Sugilite, Carico Lake Turquoise, Sterling     SZ Small-Medium

"Cuff Bracelet"
Orville Jack Turquoise, Sterling     SZ Small-Medium

 

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"Cuff Bracelet"
Carico Lake Turquoise, Sterling     SZ Medium-Large

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"Ring"
Sugilite with Inlay (Lapis, Sleeping
Beauty Turquoise), Sterling     SZ 8セ

 

 

"Cuff Bracelet"
Kingman Turquoise, Peacock
Turquoise, Sterling     SZ Medium-Large

"Ring"
Carico Lake Turquoise with Inlay (Lapis, Sugilite,
Sleeping Beauty Turquoise), Sterling     SZ 8シ

 

"Choker" - Beaded Gemstone Jewelry by Michael Grant

"Choker"
Fox Turquoise, Lapis, Sugilite, Sterling    17"

 

 

"Necklace/Pendant" - Beaded Gemstone Jewelry by Michael Grant

"Necklace/Pendant"
Carico Lake Turquoise, Ruby, 14K, Sterling
26"(necklace) 2"x1.5"(pendant)

"Choker" - Beaded Gemstone Jewelry by Michael Grant

"Choker"
Faceted Mexican Opal, 14K  17"
(earrings available)

"Ring"
Morenci Turquoise, Sterling   SZ 7

 

"Ring"
Gem Silica Chrysocollo (Ray, AZ), Sterling   SZ 8

 

 

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Jewelry by Michael Grant

 

"Ring"
Carico Lake Turquoise, Rubies, Sterling   SZ 9ス

"Ring"
Carico Lake Turquoise, 18K, Sterling   SZ 10

 

"Ring"
Blue Carico Lake Turquoise, Sterling    SZ 9

 

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