Robert S. Donivan

13 piece(s) in the gallery

Robert Donivan is a Native New Mexican who cut his first stone in an arts and crafts class in 1965. This self-taught artist began learning inlay in 1975. Around 1983, Robert taught himself metal smithing, and began stone carving in 1995. Robert also says that he likes to use local materials when appropriate.

What stones does he use?
In pendant and earrings #1 he uses (in order): sodalite, orange oyster shell, malachite, lab opal, lapis lazuli, turquoise, sugilite, orange oyster shell, variscite, lepidolite, turquoise, and malachite.
In pendant and earrings #2 he uses (in order): sodalite, turquoise, sugilite, orange oyster shell, lapis lazuli, lab opal, lepidolite, malachite, orange oyster shell, turquoise, denim lapis, variscite, and lepidolilte.
In peandnat and earrings #3 he uses (in order): sodalite, turquoise, lapis lazuli, lab opal, malachite, turquoise, orange oyster shell, sugilite, turquoise, sodalite, denim lapis, and lepidolite.

Where does he get all these stones?!
Sodalite -> Brazil
Orange Oyster Shell -> The Sea of Cortez
Lapis Lazuli & Denim Lapis -> Afghanistan
Sugilite -> South Africa
Variscite -> Utah
Lepidolite -> comes from a Mica Mineral
Turquoise -> Mexico
Malachite -> The Congo
So, wearing one of these pendants or a set of earrings is like taking a trip around the world!

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