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"I love to play with gold."
While some folks enjoy cooking, classically trained goldsmith Nikki Bates gets her creative juices flowing by alloying her own 22kt gold adding a dash of copper, a sprinkle of fine silver and blending the molten metal into a rich, creamy, delicacy.
Trained at the renowned Jewelry Arts Institute, Nikki makes each piece by hand using ancient Greek and Roman techniques. She combines tradition with inspiration, mixing her gold with mouth watering colored gemstones like pink Tourmaline, orange Mandarin Garnet, lavender Tanzanite, and royal blue Sapphires. The result is fine jewelry that evokes an ancient past while capturing the present.
For nearly ten years, Nikki has been selling her jewelry at top retailers like Saks Fifth Avenue and premiere juried art shows throughout the Northeast. She has been featured in Greenwich and Westport Magazines as well as News 12 Connecticut. Nikki is a member of the Loft Artist Association in Stamford, CT.
Please feel free to contact me directly at Nikki@NikkiBates.com