G. Phil Poirier is a master gem cutter and goldsmith. He hand-crafts Damascus Stainless Steel and 18K Gold Rings, Pendants, Earrings, Bracelets, and Cufflinks.
The ancient technique known as Damascene dates back to 700 a.d. The process consists of welding two different alloys of steel and iron, folding and welding again many times to develop numerous layers. These layers when revealed by etching, form an aesthetic, undulating pattern on the metal surface. Phil employs this technique by using modern stainless steel alloys, and combines it with gemstones and 18 karat gold for one-of-a-kind jewelry.
G. Phil Poirier
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All Designs Copyright Poirier 1983-2008