I’ve been very fortunate to become friends with John Dyer, multiple award-winning gemstone cutter. John is an inspiration to me not only because of his extraordinary talent and drive, but because of his love for gems and jewelry making, and his warmth and openness to people and cultures around the world. John is also fluent in Portuguese (he spends a good part of his time in Brazil) so we have something else in common! I did a series of four pendant designs inspired by one of John’s designer-cut Morganites. This is the first of these. Please visit John’s website to see more of his wonderful work.