Pendants are created using only the best quality faceted or cabochon gemstones that I mined, cut, ground and polished myself or sourced through my contacts. Those contacts consist of either individual prospectors or lapidarists (gem cutters) who obtain stones from ethical sources. I do no purchase stones from mining companies or distributors because I cannot guarantee their origin and ethical mining practices. I then design a setting that best highlights the unique attractions of that particular stone. My designs tend to be influenced by Modernist and Brutalist styles of Canadian and Scandinavian jewelry designers or y own Celtic/Viking ancestry.