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  • What inspires the designs of each jewelry piece?
    Rachel Savané, designer and creator, draws inspiration from each individaul fine gemstone, listening for its intetnion to be revealed.
  • Where do the stones in these pieces come from?
    All over. Locally for Kentucky Agate only, everything else comes from dealers around the world. After the stones are formed by nature and collected, Rachel purchases them at various markets and gem shows. Usually, she purchases stones that have been pre-cut and polished. Sometimes, however, Rachel cuts and polishes the stones herself (i.e. select Kentucky Agate pieces.)
  • How long does it usually take to make a piece?
    From cut and polished stone to a completed jewelry piece on display and ready for purchase, it usually takes Rachel about a month. This varies depending on the size, shape, and type of stone, as well as the specific design. Some pieces have more complicated designs and can take longer than one month to complete, while others are simpler and perhaps use less silver, taking less time.
  • Can I have a piece commissioned by Rachel?
    Yes, you can and yes, she does. The majority of Rachel's work consists of her own designs which are available in the store in Lexington Kentucky and online here on the website. If her designs please you and you would like a piece specially made for you, contact Rachel at or by text at 8592291003. For example, you can bring in your loose gemstones that are cut and polished, and browse the designs in the shop. Rachel can make a piece with your stone inspired by one of her designs. She works in silver and gold. Maybe you have a family heirloom that isn't being worn. She can use the gold, diamonds or other gemstones and combine it with silver to make a new piece integrating the original gold and stones. Perhaps you have a special object: a coin, a broken piece of pottery, a beautiful seed or bean, a typewriter (keys have letters of the alphabet, numbers and punctuation), a piece of wood or... Are you thinking about an engagement ring? Rachel has made many engagement rings and wedding jewelry. Sometimes with a natural diamond as she presents in her work or one that is all about the CCCs she can acquire through her gemologist. Maybe not a diamond. Alternative work is part of Rachel's signature. Maybe you see that Rachel is using a stone that you love, but the pieces she is presenting are too...big or small or curvy or swirly or feminine. You can request to see the stones she has available and talk about a design shift from that on display.
  • Do you buy "silver" "gold" "silver plate" "coins" "buillons" "stones"?"
    No. Despite the internet telling the truth.
  • Is the jewelry PURE silver?
    This is sterling silver. 92.5% pure. Balance is copper. People who have had allergies to sterling silver in the past may have had silver alloyed with NICKEL rather than copper.
  • I like these earrings but they're a little long for me, can Rachel adjust them?"
    Shorten the earwire? Yes. Change from reverse hook to front hook? Yes, by Rachel only.
  • How long has she been making jewelry?
    Rachel's experience is from 1983. She's been in business since 1996 and at our Broadway location since 2009.
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