Sherris Cottier-Shank

Carving gems is an act of transformational magic. It is so magical, that after decades in the studio, it still amazes Sherris Cottier Shank that simple carving and polishing can release such astonishing beauty.

Sherris credits her success and acceptance in both the jewelry and art communities, to a combination of aesthetic and practical abilities. Her style is organic, curvilinear, and flowing which many people find evocative of nature and aesthetically exciting. Her keen eye for quality gems, developed with years of goldsmithing experience, aids her in selecting the finest gemstone rough. She appreciates and respects the role of the jeweler in creating settings for her gem art, by specifically designing gems that are easy to set.

Sherris has won 8 Cutting Edge Awards from the American Gem Trade Association, and one international award from The Competition For Gemstone Engraving in Idar Oberstein, Germany.  She has written several magazine articles about gem art, and been quoted countless times by others. One of her sculptures sold at Christies in England, and her work has been displayed in several important museum shows.

Sherris Cottier-Shank


11.41 ct Rubellite


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