Steven Battelle

Steven Battelle designs primarily around cabochon (un-faceted) stones, with which the first jewelry from all the ancient cultures of Egypt, Mesopotamia and Asia was made.  Steven handpicks unusual precious and semiprecious stones that often carry with them some manner of inherent imperfections. The natural characteristics of the stone become a part of the feeling and energy of the piece. In partnership with his Balinese artisans, utilizing both painstaking traditional handmade techniques and current processes, he has developed a line of jewelry that melds these ancient motifs into objects of functional and timeless beauty. 

Besides the jewelry designs which continue to evolve and in a myriad of directions, he has in the last few years become interested in ancient coinage from the past civilizations of Greece and Rome. For those who have an interest in history, these coins with images of gods and icons from ages past are incorporated into jewelry with classic understated designs that might have well been crafted in those bygone times.