American jeweler and stone cutter Ronald Stevens grew up in sunny California. The love of art and the culture of surfing defined his interests and allowed Ronald to experiment with unique directions that have shaped his life and work.
Ronald Stevens is a jeweler, painter, sculptor, noted carver of rare gems and gemstones, and founding member of the Sawdust Art Festival in Laguna Beach. He favors unusual materials: local California Big Sur jade, fossilized whalebone, agate and jasper, including those collected over the years during beach trips. But not only.
His portfolio includes carvings on rare gems, fossils and even a meteorite. Do not wonder. We are talking about the meteorite Gibeon (South Africa) and the meteorite from Campo del Cielo (Argentina). Approximately 26 tons of fragments of the Gibeon meteorite and about 60 tons of meteorite fragments from Campo del Cielo have now been discovered. In addition to iron, meteorites contain nickel, cobalt and phosphorus. Due to their composition and cosmic origin, meteorite fragments are not subject to corrosion.
Ronald Stevens currently owns his own stone carving workshop in Chiang Mai, Thailand, where he manages a team of experienced craftsmen. Skillful stone-cut miniatures of Ronald are in great demand among collectors.