Born in Hamburg, Germany, goldsmith and jewelry designer John Iversen has lived and worked in the New York area for about 30 years. Iversen apprenticed in Vancouver, Canada, and has practiced his craft in both the United States and abroad. He has been acknowledged as a master craftsman whose work shows a deep respect for materials: “...my jewelry is about the secret which lies hidden in the materials I use. It wants to be discovered.” He also finds inspiration in organic forms and surfaces. Working in gold, silver and bronze, Iversen makes casts of leaves and blossoms directly from nature, to create a delicate, contemporary artistic concept of that leaf or blossom as a jewel. Iversen’s technical... more.