This Gorgeous Emerald Will Spark Memories Every Time

Posted on April 10, 2017 by Gina Pankowski | 0 Comments

Aventure and Jewels - Mom's Treasure From India

My Mother loves adventure. I love that she spontaneously took this trip to India on her own with a small group of people she barely knew. She is over 70 and still excited about each new possibility. The treasure she brought home is this gorgeous 3ct Emerald cabochon gem. I am so excited to transform her emerald into an heirloom she can wear and be reminded of her special trip. Follow the journey of my mother's emerald from gem to treasured jewel here on my blog.

The big reveal will be on Mother's Day May 14th of course!

 My first round of sketches for the ring show on the left one design with the gem oriented in two different ways and a side view to show more detail of the setting. The idea on the right is similar though paired down with the prongs oriented like an X as you can see from the detail I've drawn of the underside of the setting. The top right shows the prongs folded up to capture the gem.

If you were to choose, which one is your favorite design?

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March Rare Jewel Cat's Eye Aquamarine

Posted on March 02, 2017 by Gina Pankowski | 0 Comments

Gina Pankowski Jewelry March News

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Gina Pankowski Jewelry 26 Years!

Posted on January 25, 2017 by Gina Pankowski | 0 Comments

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Moonstone Jewels Inner Glow, Love and Lore

Posted on May 23, 2016 by Gina Pankowski | 0 Comments

“i want to be 
in love with you

the same way
i am in 
love with the moon

with the light
out of its soul.” 
 Sanober Khan
I have long been intrigued with Moonstone. The way light seems to glow from within the gem is amazing. That inner glow is a result of the mineral combination of albite and orthoclase which, as it cools the minerals separate into alternating layers. When light hits these layers it is dispersed in all directions creating a glow.
The moonstone has been used in jewelry by many cultures and is held in high esteem. Believed by some to hold the moon itself and the power to foretell the future as well as a positive influence on your love life. Moonstone is the birthstone for June.
The moonstone in this 18k gold ring will show a flash of blue as you move it. I have paired it with an Owyhee blue opal from eastern Oregon. 
“The Journey of the sun and moon is predictable, but yours is your ultimate art.”
-Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun:  The Writings of Suzy Kassem

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Trunk Show! Friday March 4th

Posted on March 01, 2016 by Gina Pankowski | 0 Comments


I am presenting a new collection this Friday!
March 4th from 6-9pm at Fremont Jewelry Design
3510 Fremont Place North, Seattle 
New Pendants and Rings combining my geometric and minimal aesthetic with a beautiful array of  ethically sourced gems that include my current obsession with Moonstone, Agate and Opals.
This pendant I call "Moon Over Maury Mountain" the source of the beautiful gray, blue, and white translucent agate with Owyhee Blue Opal, both from Central Oregon. 
The translucent agate here captures a stunning world! You may see snow on a misty mountain morning or cresting waves of the ocean on a moonlit night.  
Two Moons Ring hand made from recycled 18k gold
These new pieces are entirely hand made by me in my Seattle studio from recycled precious metals. I have been taking pleasure in collecting gems and minerals and interpreting my surroundings all my life. This new collection is a celebration of the beauty and phenomenal stuff our world is made of!

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Opal - October Autumn Color

Posted on October 09, 2014 by Gina Pankowski | 1 Comment

Leaves are coloring, rustling, falling. The radiance of October is captured in Opals - alive, changing with the light and sparkling in all the colors of the rainbow.


The birth stone for October, opals like a rainbow produce brilliant colors with water. Opal is Amorphous meaning it has no crystal structure. Instead opal is made up of minute silica spheres that trap water in any voids. Light shining through the silica and water create extraordinary play of color in this gem.


The name Opal comes from the Sanskrit word upala meaning "precious gem". Indian lore considers opal part of the Goddess of Rainbows after she turned to stone to avoid the romantic advances of the other gods. In Greek mythology opals were thought to be the stone form of the tears of Zeus wept after the defeat of the Titans. Arabic stories speak of the stones falling from the sky in flashes of lightning, imbued forever with its fire.

This ring carries the energy of the changing season, shifting light and brilliant colors. Wear this ring to capture a quite time out during the day - to feed your soul with vibrant light - a fall meditation.

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Rewind - JCK Wow!

Posted on June 09, 2014 by Gina Pankowski | 0 Comments

I'm back in the studio, feeling totally inspired and energized by the wonderful array of Designers and Retailers I met during JCK Las Vegas 2014. I have given myself space to accept the fact that it was way too ambitious of me to attempt a countdown daily blog post before the show! I’m a jeweler not a writer! Here are some snaps of the highlights.

My amazing husband David ready to welcome our customers!

Rave reviews for my new bracelet designs.

Architectural Ring Stacks were a hit.

The entry way to the Pierre Gagnaire restaurant Twist at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. An forgettable dining experience. The most memorable combinations of flavor like Biscuit Succes a Praline Cake, Dried Grapefruit Leaf, Black Sesame Ice Cream, just one dessert!

Viva Las Vegas!

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