Emmy MacKenzie, goldsmith

Using a jeweler's torch.
From Santa Barbara, California. I started my goldsmith trade in the 1980's, and I've been making jewelry in my own studio since 1992. I've been doing business on the internet since 2001. My work is about quality and trust. I make jewelry that will last a lifetime.
Update: I Moved!
I recently moved to Santa Barbara and found a great space to set up my workshop and studio. I still have some boxes to unpack, but my business is back up and running in the new space.
Lost Wax Casting
My speciality is lost wax casting. I use traditional goldsmithing techniques and I hand finish each of my pieces: the difference is in the detail. I take pride in my work, and I think you'll appreciate the quality.
What's New!
The Ophelia Skull Ring
Check out my Ophelia Skull Ring! This new skull ring has been percolating in my mind for some time. Like Ophelia, it is wrapped with leaves and flowers and is meant to represent an ancient skull, stumbled upon in the undergrowth, reminding us of our own mortality with a wink and a grin. I think you'll agree, it is the classiest skull ring on the internet. You can order it with or without gemstone eyes.
Old Classics
Motorcycle Jacket Charm
Yes, I'm still making some old favorites. Check out my Motorcycle Jacket Charm. I make this unique charm in silver or gold.
How to Purchase
My jewelry workshop in the Santa Cruz Mountains.
My jewelry is available for purchase using a secure order form. As you browse the website, you will see the form and the OrderNow button next to each piece of jewelry. I accept Visa and MasterCard credit cards.
When you select the OrderNow button, you will be taken to a secure shopping cart site hosted by Mal's Ecommerce. This site is hacker-tested daily and provides access to a SSL secure server. You will receive a confirmation email, and I receive a notice of your order.
Delivery time varies because I make everything by hand, to order. Typical delivery time is usually about 1 to 2 weeks.
I believe that buying jewelry is very personal, and I believe that it can still be personal even over the internet. Feel free to bookmark my site and return often.
About My Jewelry
Detailed wax carving requires magnification.
I am your personal internet goldsmith in beautiful Santa Barbara California. I make all my jewelry by hand in my studio, using traditional old-world goldsmithing techniques.
I carve my own waxes, and cast and finish the jewelry myself. I do my own fabrication, and I also do my own stone-setting. Unlike many jewelers who buy waxes from wholesale suppliers and solder on factory-made findings, my handmade jewelry is truly custom jewelry.
I stamp my rings with my maker's mark so you know that the work is authentic. Rings made in silver are solid sterling, and I stamp them with '925' which is the industry standard marking for sterling silver. Rings made in gold are solid 14k or 18k gold and I stamp them with '14k' or '18k' to give you the assurance of their quality.
My Guarantee
Using a jeweler's torch.
I want you to be happy with your purchase.
All of my jewelry is made from solid 14 karat or 18 karat gold and sterling silver. I use high quality gemstones sourced from non-conflict areas. All of my work is guaranteed for the life of the piece against any defects in materials and workmanship, excluding normal wear and tear. If a piece should break I will repair or replace it free of charge.