Ron Finch has been in the jewelry business for over 40 years. We first featured his work back in 2009, and he continues to create and share beautiful pieces — and is starting to include some basic hand engraving.
The piece is a great metaphor for bringing in a new year, where so many people plan for better things in the days to come — all while looking back on the successes (and failures) of the last 365 days.
The asymmetrical stone layout of this heart locket is quite fun, especially combined with the deep-hued stones set with random placement. The opposite side of the locket includes simple scrolls with the word LIFE engraved in large, block lettering style.
After Finch got his start in 1969, he attended Bowman Technical School in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. There he learned jewelry repair, hand engraving, and watch making. In the late 1990s he achieved his Graduate Gemologist certificate from GIA and his Master Bench Jeweler certificate from the Jewelers of America. In 2001 he bought The Jewelers Workshop in Lancaster, now named Finch Jewelers. You can visit Finch Jewelers online and see some of the stunning custom work they create in Lancaster.
Thanks for sharing, Ron!