Master goldsmith Kent Raible creates jewels that look important, and not just in material value. They feel inspired in the same way that other once-in-a-generation artists like Frank Lloyd Wright and Annie Leibovitz do. You don’t have to be an expert to understand that something special is happening here. I’m sure his 4+ decades of experience have something to do with it, but there’s just a special something about Raible’s jewels that give me the shivers (in a good way).
“Kent’s pieces are the quintessence of sumptuous jewelry. Using gold, precious and semi precious stones, he brings to mind a fantasy world of sultans, sheiks and palatial surroundings. Kent’s work is glorious in that it has a fantastical quality. It alludes to a time of opulence, when intensive labor was an end in itself. There’s a sumptuous, sparkling, magnificence to his work.” – Kenneth Trapp, Former Curator, Smithsonian Institution, Renwick Gallery; National Museum of American Craft
And the talented Raible doesn’t just make jaw-droppingly-beautiful jewelry, he also generously teaches his secrets to any who want to learn them.