I love many stones, however my favorites are labradorite, lapis lazuli, peruvian opal and turquoise. These stones serve as the influence for my studio name. I work primarily with sterling silver (.925) however recently have introduced argentium silver into my designs. Argentium silver (.935) is tarnish-resistant. Another metal I have recently begun working with is mokume gane, a blend of argentium and copper in intricate patterns. It is stunning and I am very excited to be introducing it into my portfolio.