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Derek Katzenbach is a custom jeweler, lapidary and gemologist living in the western mountains of Maine.
Katzenbach creates one of a kind designs from start to finish, generally using vivid colored gemstones and playing with reflections in his work. In 2016 he won "Best use of Color" in the AGTA Spectrum awards for a bicolor tourmaline ring that now resides in the GIA collection in Carlsbad, CA. In 2017 Katzenbach won 1st place for his "Colors of Maine" Kaleidoscope, featuring the very best colors of Maine tourmaline set in 18kt gold.
Katzenbach is an AGTA member and G.J.G. (GIA).
I've enjoyed working with Oregon sunstone for a variety of reasons, First I have a passion working with American mined gemstones, second I love the mix of colors available, and finally the schiller that is found in sunstone can be just magical in a finished piece. The combination of all three of those elements really makes Oregon sunstone a treat to work with.