Deep Sea Diver, Fossil Carver and Global Traveler: Pleasanton’s Can’t Miss Reception

Come to Studio Seven Arts on Friday night (Oct. 14) at 7:30 for a  casual reception, there you will meet the last of a dying breed.  Steven Ruse comes with a rare personality and even rarer hand-made jewelry.

Ruse has been around the world, to the lush bands of the equator in Singapore and Thailand, to the bitingly cold Arctic Circle on St. Lawrence Island in the Berring Sea, and to the depths of the ocean as an accomplished diver and mineral collector.  

This weekend Steven is back in Pleasanton once again showing his remarkable jewelry and sharing his gift for conversation.

A veteran jewelry maker and carver, Ruse is a local favorite in Pleasanton and he will be displaying and discussing his hand-made jewelry that is colorful and bold for Autumn 2011.Featured works will include an extraordinary collection of Ruse’s rings, earring, bracelets, pendants and fossilized carvings, featured at a special Trunk Show on Saturday, Oct. 15th (10am to 2pm). A special Friday night preview reception will occur at 7pm.

Sparkling, Unique and Earthy Appeal
For Studio Seven Arts, Ruse makes use of stunning gemstones such as black and white pearls, onyx, garnet, amethyst, carved tourmali and coral rose in addition to soft, 99% Fine Silver that is soft to the touch.

“Jewelry pieces from Steven Ruse are hand fashioned to be worn and look like nothing else available, and his passion in creating his little masterpieces shines through in every work,” said Dirk Christiansen, owner of Studio Seven Arts.  “For Fall ’11 we have more than 10 new exclusive pieces that further his tremendous following.”

Ruse’s work is inspired by the environment, bright deep colors and the natural wonders of the coast. A former sea diver, Ruse began fashioning his vast collection of artifacts and precious stones to create jewelry for his wife, and later, for everyone. Ruse’s work inspires natural appeal, due to the artisan’s use of fine silver and distinct metals, beautifully colored precious stones, and fossilized ivory, polished and fashioned for his carvings. 

About Studio Seven Arts
Studio Seven Arts is the Bay Area’s largest art gallery has been voted by readers as the ‘Best Art Gallery in Pleasanton’ by the Pleasanton Weekly in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 and recently awarded the ‘Best of the East Bay’ by Diablo Magazine. Located in the heart of downtown Pleasanton, the gallery specializes in fine art from nationally collected and regional artists, uniquely handcrafted jewelry and custom art framing.



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