Paul Lantuch 18K Gold Diamond Emerald Sapphire Brooch
Paul Lantuch Brooch/Pin
Dolphin brooch in 18k gold and inlaid with precious stones by Paul Lantuch.
Fine quality gemstone 18K yellow gold "dolphin" "griffin" brooch. Approximate Measurements: Length: 1.7" Width: 1.7" Weight: 28.4 Grams.
About the Artist
Paul Lantuch ranging study of art led to his fascination with jewelry, particularly ancient designs and styles crafted in gold and silver. From 1970 to 1979, he worked as a jewelry designer for the Fashion House of Vilnius in Latvia, designing medals and illustrated books in his spare time.
His work is distinguished by delicately carved details and a special patina, Lantuch borrows his elegant and powerful motifs from ancient history. Most Lantuch pieces are made entirely by hand, including the extremely detailed carvings in precious stone. Paul Lantuch jewelry are rare and he's designs pieces are above all things, unique. Deciding that his options were limited behind the Iron Curtain, he immigrated to the US in 1979 and took up a position as personal gun engraver for William Ruger of Sturm Ruger Co. Several of his gold inlay and engraved works were special commissions for Presidents Carter and Bush, Vice President Mondale and singer Hank Williams, Jr., among other celebrities.