In more recent times, the art of Cart Faberg-the Russian court jeweler to Czar Alexander III - has stood out The tradition of stone carving exists in China today, with massive amounts of jade and other materials being crafted in distinctly Asian styles. Harold Van Pelt and his wife Erica are among the finest gem photographers in the world today, yet it is less well-known that he has been pursuing another art - stone carving - for almost 40 years. indeed a rarity here in the U.S. The premiere exhibition of his life's work. A good friend of mine, Don Peterson, had a piece commissioned - through Erica, actually - to duplicate this cup. [...] you took it upon yourself to improve on that down to the gold work and do research on exactly how it works.
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