Sidney's ring design

An unusual ring by Sidney, viewed from the top



Sidney's diamond setting

One of Sidney's unique diamond settings





Sidney Gallery of Unconventional Art Jewelry

The Book of Sidney publicity flyer begins, "Once, a very long time ago, but too long a story...."—fast-forward to the here and now:

Sidney, proud to reintroduce himself as a career jewelry designer of more than half a century, has moved back to Brattleboro, where he lived for ten years, more than twenty years ago. Dismissing any thought of retirement at his almost seventy-eighth year, he has taken his more than four hundred molds out of the vault and is continuing to design his De Beers' award-winning jewelry, often described as unconventional, surprising, bold and playful—his portfolio of fifty years.

He produces his "new season" pieces—architectural with soft Art Deco influences—in a happy marriage of 14- and 18-karat golds of yellow, green, and old-fashioned rose pink, living beautifully together with the very new non-tarnishing, platinum-infused Sterling silver.

His straightforward but completely novel design style is best represented in his Secret Heart™ and Ergonique™ rings, both protected by the International Copyright Act of 1891. Having started in the early '60s in the realm of antique jewelry, where intricacy and elegance were key, he likes to incorporate an occasional rare relic of previous eras in his 21st-Century work at every opportunity.

In addition to his precious metals selection, he continues to show his "revolutionary and celebrated" precious-gem neckwear: "paintings" of diamonds and other gems captured inside the acrylic "canvasses" he began to produce in 2002. And this spring he will be presenting an entirely new selection of mixed-media acrylic pendants embellished with golds and diamonds, produced with the most modern laser technology available.

Also on his mental easel is his "Gone Fishing" series. It is being created to add his own contribution to the global need to help our endangered sea life swim in good health in our seriously threatened oceans. Each sale will benefit various daily-devoted organizations now leading the way in this important mission, high among them the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (www.AZA.org).

In February, Sidney began displaying his designs in the Brooks House Atrium at 132 Main St. each Gallery Walk weekend—Fridays 5:30 to 8:30, Saturdays 1:00 to 7:00, and Sundays 1:00 to 4:00. In addition to his truly unusual finished pieces, he displays dozens of pieces-in-progress you are invited to help complete to your particular, personal taste. His designs are fun, and so is he, so stop by for a visit.

To add your name to Sidney's mailing list to receive notes about other future showings, contact him at: SidneyDesigner3@comcast.net.

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