“Viking” Custom Medallion :: Inspired by Collector’s Motorcyle Helmet Art

In: Earrings, Necklaces & Pendants, Works

Steve Soffa:
“Upon meeting this collector on a cruise line where I was exhibiting my new pieces, I discovered he has a true passion for the Viking. (How remarkable then, that we met at sea.) He wanted me to come up with a concept that incorporated his fervor for the Viking, and so he sent me one of his own motorcycle helmets, which he had custom airbrushed. From here, I designed an incredible pendant; the piece was completed in stages with the back plate hand-carved first, and then the Viking second, and then fused together with small spaces in between to show off the brilliant diamond work in any light. The Viking itself was finished to perfection with hand-needle finishing, accompanied by polishing areas only to accent the Viking. This entire masterpiece was crafted in 18KT white and yellow gold. I designed the back of the pendant to flow properly and meet the theme of the overall piece.”

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“Venetian” Custom Necklace

In: Earrings, Necklaces & Pendants, Works

Steve Soffa:
“As a birthday gift, this collector was planning a surprise party on a ship for his wonderful wife. The theme of the party: “Masquerade”. Since this was to be a surprise, both myself and my collector had to work in secrecy with regards to design and production stages of this work. I sketched out a concept, and then we went forward with the wax carving, to create a vintage pendant with matching earrings. The concept of the pendant was to make it resemble a vintage mirror with invisible set diamonds. The frame of the mirror is crafted in yellow gold, with meticulously placed colored stones such as the sapphires which accent this magnificent keepsake. The mask on top of the mirror would represent when a person looks in the mirror. As sometimes we all like to disguise ourselves and get lost in the moment.
Once we were finished, a plane was chartered for me to arrive and present this timeless gift of royalty at the party on the ship.”

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“Lion” Pendant & Bracelet :: Finished Wax Carving

In: Bracelets, Earrings, Necklaces & Pendants, Works

Steve Soffa:
“The Lion wax carvings show the intricacies of how we create each design. This is no easy task and the synergy between myself and my Master Craftsman comes into play when we create the ultimate designs in stunning detail. Once finished, this piece will be cast in solid gold.”

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