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Darryl Alexander’s passion for design started at a young age and thankfully for the rest of us who enjoy the unique, the special and the magic that can only be created by a master gem cutter, Darryl took advantage of his teachings, took them to new levels and has never been afraid to create outside of the box!
Darryl began his design career with clothing but soon discovered gems and jewelry were really meant for him and 30 years later, Darryl is a multiple award winning gem cutter, carver, miner and jewelry artist. Darryl’s resume is an impressive one which includes crafting jewelry for the famed, Borsheim’s store in Omaha, Nebraska where he learned many new techniques and found a love of cutting rough into fabulous gems to be treasured in jewelry pieces for clients around the world. Darryl’s work has been featured in publications such as Modern Jeweler, Professional Jeweler, Lapidary Journal, and Vogue.
Darryl is the proud winner of Five Gemmy Awards, Five AGTA Cutting Awards, Five American Pearl Awards, Three Arizona Jewelry Design Awards and Two Headley-Whitley Bibliot Awards as well as being a featured artist at the Lizzardo and Whitley-Headley Museums.
Darryl Alexander loves the range of colors that Sunstone provides and he loves that he is able to watch the full production from mining, to the finished product. He enjoys the challenges that sunstone can sometimes provide when cutting the material. Mining is something that he enjoys to do, and in particular he loves to mine for Sunstone. He thinks it is incredible that the material is found in the USA and that he is able to have a relationship with the people who mine it. Cutting sunstone is something that never gets boring and provides new and exciting challenges every time he cuts the stone.
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