I went to India and Nepal recently and stopped in Jaipur to visit my stone cutter friends Nidhi and Ranjan at factory. They live below the studio on two floors with their children and parents. I also met the men that cut the beautiful premium stones I order for my customers! They were kind enough to come to work on a holiday to show me the how the stones are prepared. Here is a picture of the room where all the gems are sorted, cut and polished! These people make the difference in Pam Older Designs handmade jewelry’s quality. Please click http://www.pamolderdesigns.com/lemon-filagree-drops/ to see the finished product – gorgeous earrings!
In Nepal I had the opportunity to buy more things from Shahid an Indian man who now lives in Katmandu. Together we also designed the pretty labradorite Nepalese pendant on my website.