Would you like to be able to wear your Blenko as a gemstone in a ring, pendent, earrings or perhaps a bracelet?
A gemcutter in Arizona can make it possible for you.
David Bester, a gem cutter with studios in New Bern, NC and Apache Junction, AZ, is the originator of “Wearable Blenko” gemstones cut from Blenko Glass.
David has been cutting gemstones from Blenko glass for several years. He originally became familiar with Blenko when he was doing a project involving stained glass. He later visited the plant and purchased some glass to use to cut new gemstone designs as he worked them out before cutting them in highly priced gemstone rough materials.
When showing a test design cut in Blenko to a client it was suggested he should offer gems cut from Blenko glass for sale. After receiving a very positive response to the gems from other clients he contacted Brad Sherrill of the “Blenko Glass Collecting” page who thought enough of the stones to list them on his web site. It was through this web listing that Tammy Kosla and Cathy Gallina saw and purchased Blenko gemstones mounted in pendants and encouraged David to expand his efforts with Wearable Blenko
Mr. Bester said the reaction to “Wearable Blenko” gemstones, which can be purchased un-mounted or mounted in sliver or gold, has been very positive. He attributes this to the quality of the glass which produces a very bright gemstone with a high degree of color, sparkle and dispersion. And of course they can be cut in the full range of colors provided by Blenko.
For complete information as to gemstone designs, mountings and prices you may contact David at firstname.lastname@example.org
Gemstones can be cut from glass provided by David or from your glass if
you happen to have remnants of a broken favorite Blenko piece.
A Gem Cutter’s Certificate of Authenticity is provided with each piece.
*Blenko is a registered mark of Blenko Glass. “Wearable Blenko” is not affiliated with Blenko Glass. Note: I can't seem to get the photos he sent to upload - will keep trying!