Master Jewelry Craftsman Gregory Crawford Brings Collection to Savannah for a Rare Public Showing
Holds U.S. Patent for the Holo-Gem pendant and one of his rare Holo-Gem fire opal pendants is now part of the Smithsonian’s National Gem Collection.
(SAVANNAH, GA) Internationally acclaimed jewelry craftsman Gregory Crawford is bringing his unique jewelry creations to Savannah for a rare public showing. Craig Burgess of A & C Gold and Diamonds has invited the master designer to display his collections at the store’s Savannah location on October 24 and 25. The craftsman also will be available for limited private consultations by appointment only.
“Gregory has literally spent a lifetime in the jeweler’s workshop studio, devoting the last quarter century to designing and building beautiful settings for extraordinary gemstones,” said Burgess. “I look to him as a mentor and friend, and am so pleased to host his exquisite works of art here in Savannah.”
Crawford holds a U.S. Patent for the Holo-Gem pendant and one of his rare Holo-Gem fire opal pendants is now part of the Smithsonian’s National Gem Collection. He began his life’s work in 1972 at the age of 20 in Macon, GA. It was there where he and Burgess first met when Burgess was a teenager. Crawford has devoted the last quarter century to designing and building intricate settings for superior gemstones.
“With each piece, my mission is to go far beyond simply creating a device to secure a stone,” Crawford explained. “Each piece must possess that unquantifiable quality of beauty and grace.”
Using only simple tools and traditional methods of hand carving, finishing and setting, Crawford is especially fine-tuned to the fact that there are usually powerful and meaningful life events which spark a fine jewelry commission.
Crawford’s showing in Savannah will coincide with Burgess’ celebration of his 35th anniversary as the local authority on rare and beautiful objects and his return to the business after a medical sabbatical, as well as the one-year anniversary of the re-opening of his company, A & C Gold and Diamonds.
In conjunction with the celebration, Burgess is also inviting the public to receive a free examination and digital photograph of a gem using A&C Gold and Diamonds’ state-of-the-art high definition photography equipment throughout the month of October. The camera system produces a detailed image of the gem that can be used for insurance identification purposes, or to complement an appraisal.
For more information, and to schedule a personal one-on-one appointment with master craftsman Gregory Crawford, contact Craig Burgess, founder, A & C Gold and Diamonds at 912.224.3247 or www.acgoldandsilver.com.
MORE INFORMATION ON A&C GOLD AND DIAMONDS
A&C Gold and Diamonds is a buyer and seller of fine items and collectables, primarily precious metals and gems such as diamonds, gold, silver, platinum, estate jewelry, heirlooms, coins, rare currency and more. Owned and operated by Craig Burgess, with locations in Savannah, GA and Bluffton, SC, A&C Gold and Diamonds combines 35 years of knowledge and an expansive network of industry contacts and connections that are unsurpassed in the region. For more information, call Craig Burgess at 912.224.3247 or visit www.acgoldandsilver.com.
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