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“Black Stars and Ripples”

Entered in the Saul Bell Design Award 2016 Competition


​The above piece is a Psilomelane, or “Crown of Silver” stone, set in a 14 kt white gold, black and white diamond enhancer pendant. The pendant rests on a 12-12.30 round natural gray cultured pearl necklace. The clasp is a manufactured 14 KT white gold with a small diamond circumference. The pendant frame contains 45 white diamonds that total 1.38 carats and 45 black diamonds that total 1.57 carats. The Psilomelane stone totals 109 carats. The frame of the Psilomelane stone is created using the lost wax process, mill grain and bead set.  It was created to reflect and enhance the unique circular markings of the Psilomelane and an opportunity to reintroduce it as a fine jewelry stone.


​This piece was​ entered in the Saul Bell Design Award 2016 competition. The name of the piece is “Black Stars and Ripples”. We entered it as a pendant and in the “Gold/Platinum” category. It was designed by Irwin gross and the goldsmith who created it was Paul Brackna.


Judging for the competition begins in November.

The website

Entry details

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7700 Wisconsin Ave. Suite N

Bethesda, MD 210814



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Goldsmiths Dealers in Dreams

7700-N Wisconsin Avenue

Bethesda, Maryland 20814

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The​ Goldsmiths, Dealers in Dreams has been a mainstay in the appraisal area of Jewelry for almost 50 years. ​ A​ nationally recognized and GIA (Gemological Institute of America) trained gemologist, we have​ the knowledge, expertise and experience to appraise and evaluate your most precious jewelry, gemstones, heirlooms and special treasures.

We​​ ha​ve been sought by top insurance companies, financial planners, estate attorneys, CPA’s and jewelry owners for accurate, precise evaluations of jewelry and gemstones for all types of appraisal needs. Appraisals (photo included in appraisal) starting at $75.00, with expedited service is available for an additional fee. We welcome you to bring your appraisal needs to ​The​ Goldsmiths​, Dealers in Dreams​ for an evaluation.


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At Creative Goldsmiths, Dealers in Dreams in Bethesda, Maryland we have the ability to handle all your Jewelry needs. A preferred partner of Jeweler’s Mutual.

Irwin Gross and staff​

Just some of Mr. Gross’ celebrity clients


Our designer Mr. Irwin Gross has participated in the creation of such prestigious pieces as the Kennedy Center Medallion, the Eisenhower Liberation Medal and various pieces for the Smithsonian Institute.
Some of Mr. Gross’ celebrity clients have included Sammy Davis, Jr., Frank Sinatra, Liberace and Don King. He has also worked for United States presidents Ronald Reagan and Richard Nixon.

Mr. Gross has won multiple awards for his intuitive ability to select the highest quality gemstones, which includes a national award in 1983 called the Diamonds Today Award. [Image Credit: Wikipedia]



The Diamonds International Award


Mr. Gross has won multiple awards for his intuitive ability to select the highest quality gemstones, which includes a national award in 1983 called the Diamonds Today Award. He has worked in historic places such as the Watergate Hotel and he has won the prestigious Diamonds International Awards.