"I had a lovely engagement ring from a previous relationship that I no longer could wear as a “dinner ring” due to sizing. I met with Nadine over Zoom and together we created exactly what I had in mind. She created a wide silver band with gold inlay positioning the larger diamonds beautifully. I love wearing the ring and have received many compliments on it. Nadine is fabulous to work with and so creative." Susan
Sterling Silver and 14K gold with diamond lily band. My customer gave me a diamond to set and we talked about what she wanted and this ring emerged. This is her response:
"Oh...wow...it's beautiful. I LOVE it!!
I think I say that each time I see a new piece that Nadine has created for me, however this ring may truly be the most beautiful. Since 2002, I have collected about 25 pieces of jewelry that Nadine has crafted; some from her collection and several that she has made especially for me. She has a unique talent for bringing new energy to gems or pearls that I owned but were not being worn. For me, Nadine creates an "experience", not just a ring." Jean Hanson
Sterling Silver and 14K yellow and rose gold marriage rings
We began a discussion of what they both loved and what they would like to see in their marriage band. I talked to them for a while to come to know what their likes were separately and together. I brought up other questions and began to synthesized their words into these rings. They were very, very happy!
"I wanted something special for my daughter’s birthday and I commissioned Nadine to create a necklace and earring set with a mermaid theme. I never imagined that it would be so beautiful. The care and skill that went into these pieces is evident. Nadine has amazing talent and her vision flows into every piece. I could not be happier with the jewelry and I look forward to her making me another piece in the future."
One of the set of sterling silver and 14K gold fabricated marriage bands
" My custom wedding band is utterly beautiful with several unique elements. It has a claddagh-like heart with encircling hands, a rolling wave, and an infinity symbol, all reflections of my relationship to my wife. The lines are soft and the ring somehow looks organic instead of being made of cold metal. I am pretty hard on jewelry due to working with my hands but this ring has shown no signs of wear. It's a really a work of art and I still like to look at it for the reminder of my good fortune and for its own beauty." M.M.
"I love Nadine‘s magical artistry!
I first found Nadine because I was looking for someone to make my wedding band for me.
In the search for finding the one to make my special ring. I practiced stopping to ask certain people that were wearing jewelry that I really admired.
After the first three people I asked said they had gotten their ring from Nadine Zenobi… I knew she was the one to make mine!
This is the second time I have commissioned creating a perfect design for my hands with Nadine.
This elegant flowing design was created to honor myself as I celebrate the next chapter of my life as a more mature medicine woman and healer.
Nadine was able to understand the unique symbolism and meaning that I wanted to convey through the rings alchemy artistry.
Nadine is truly a magician with precious metal and gemstones.
Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful gifts Nadine.
I’ll be back!"
"I found Nadine on Facebook and fell in love with the style and design of her free-flow rings. I decided that I wanted to have one as a wedding band. She was very responsive and communicative when I reached out to her and went over my options and choices and sizing etc. and then created the prettiest ring I’ve owned. I am very happy and would definitely recommend her as well as call on her again for more jewelry. "
"I saw Nadine's work at an art fair in Blowing Rock NC and loved her style. I knew I wanted her to create a new ring using the stones from an anniversary band which was missing one of the diamonds. She created a beautiful ring using the 4 remaining stones and I love it! She is such an amazing artist and the quality of her work is amazing!"
"I met Nadine at the southern festival in 1986. The first piece I purchased from her was a dolphin stone necklace that she suggested would be comfortable for me. Since then she has decorated my ears, fingers, wrists and neck with pieces that are comfortable, attractive and spiritually uplifting.
Since meeting Nadine I haven’t purchased jewelry from any other jeweler because I trust her to suggest stones that are spiritually compatible with my energies.
If I want a piece of jewelry created, I know that I can contact Nadine and ask her to make me something.
After my mother passed I sent Nadine some rings my mother had left to the family. From those rings I asked Nadine to create pendants for my sister and I in memory of my mother. Many times when I wear the pendant someone will give compliment and I will tell them about the association of my mother and the jeweler who created the pendants.
Nadine’s work represents her intent, her integrity, her knowledge and her skill with stones.
She also graces the walls of our home with her art work (paintings) that again represents her skill and spiritual connection.
There is not a day that goes by that I do not carry on my person at least one piece that Nadine has created and each day I
am in the presence of Nadine’s artwork that graces the walls of our home.
Nadine can be counted on to suggest and make beautiful creations."
"Many years ago I purchased a wonderful pink tourmaline ring from Skyrivers Jewelry. The ring carries endless wonderful, gentle, healing energy to this day. Nadine’s knowledge of gems and metallurgy is exceptional.
As a gift from my partner I received a large triangular pink tourmaline pendant set in gold. It is a beautiful piece! A local jeweler remarked to me how exceptional the work is for the jeweler (Nadine) to have set the fragile stone in gold without it breaking. Again, Nadine’s skills are exceptional!
Not only is Nadine an gifted Jeweler, she is also an exceptional painter. Her use of light, color and contrast flow, creating amazing works of art. I love how Nadine incorporates ferries into her paintings. Upon close inspection the ferries can be noticed tucked among flowers.
Not only is Nadine’s work wonderful, Nadine is wonderful! "
The painting below was done for Julie. and her pendant is pink tourmaline set in gold.
This acrylic painting was commissioned by a women to give to her partner for their anniversary. She asked for three of her favorite birds which were bluebirds, swallows and chickadees
This is a detail.
I used several colors of metallic paint which do not translate well in digital imagery.