Gemlover aka John Rasmussen~
Introduced in his own words:
I'm a 63 y.o. geologist turned gemologist. My wife got me into this by purchasing from JTV a parcel of gemstones. Of course, they came unidentified, and they keep telling you to take them to be appraised. I bought my gem ID equipment and remembered mineralogy and optical mineralogy from college, and identified the stones. After that, Debbie told me that I ought to do something with the stones that we had (we also go to North Carolina and hunt gem rough). So, I bought lapidary equipment and started cutting my own stones. Then Debbie, said that I ought to make something with the stones I was cutting, so I started jewelry making. She is still my major inspiration and critic. I take every thing that I make for her to look at, if she doesn't immediately smile, I know that I need to scrap that design. And here I am..........
I can't imagine Johns wife not smiling~ here are some of his creations~
Please visit Johns website http://partnerpage.google.com/rasmussengems.com
Art Fire Studio http://gemlover.artfire.com