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New to the world of lapidary arts, Craig Oliveira draws upon his love of art, music and mining and applies it to his work. Craig's passion for old school designs mixed with newer concepts create his unique and personal style, one that pays respect to the stone and its journey to get here.
My love of sunstones began with a fee digging trip - lured by the mysterious copper schiller, the desire to turn my rough into gemstones led me to learn the art of gem cutting. While I facet many other stones, Oregon Sunstone remains my favorite and is the most rewarding gem that I facet. Due to the copper schiller and dichroism, each stone can be adventure in itself.