Sculpting from nature's gifts
Allan Stuck is a jeweler who creates his pieces from an assortment of materials. Rubies, topaz and moonstones are used in creating some of his pieces along with extravagant silver and gold designs. At times fossilized dragonflies, ivory from boar tusks, or even rattlesnake fangs are used.
Stuck said he started to use bones and fossils for his works after meeting a paleontologist almost 30 years ago when he visited the western United States.
“There’s such a variety of patterns and colors in the bones that it gives me a pallet to work with.”
– Allan Stuck