Welcome to the website of Karen Olsen Ramsey, art jeweler. Inspired by nature and the flowing lines of the Art Nouveau period, I individually design and hand fabricate each one of a kind and limited edition necklace, bracelet, ring, and pair of earrings to bring unique beauty to both the wearer and the beholder. Please take your time to view the following pages of art jewelry that I have made.
|"A thing of beauty is a joy forever: it's loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness."|
|All designs copyright Karen Olsen Ramsey 2007|
|Karen Olsen Ramsey, an award winning contemporary art jeweler, has been fabricating original one-of-a-kind and limited edition art jewelry since 1998. Her art jewelry was featured on the cover of the February, 2005 issue of Lapidary Journal and accompanied by a feature length article.
In April, 2005, Karen was awarded first place in the Women's Finished Jewelry category in Bench Magazine's "Jeweler's Passion Design Competition". In the same competition, she won the "Jeweler's Choice" award.
Creating timeless art jewelry is Karen's passion, which is evident by the multitude of exquisite artistry that flows from her hands. As a full time studio jeweler, Karen creates jewelry with a devotion that is only surpassed by her love and commitment to her family.
Karen's art jewelry elicits responses of joy and awe.
"To be honest, (embarrassing myself here) my eyes began to tear up as I looked at piece after piece of what I feel is some of the finest jewelry I have ever seen."
"Wow! These are incredible! You are a brilliant artist, for sure."
"Each day I love my ring more and more. It is an absolute work of loving art that I am blessed and proud to wear. Thank you again so very much."
"We were both struck with how each piece of jewelry showed the quality of your craftsmanship. Elaborate or not, your skill and artistic talent will still show through with the quality of whatever you do. Your pieces must be very much a part of you."
"I am absolutely mesmerized by your jewelry. It is some of the most stunning artwork I’ve ever seen!"
"I would like to add my voice to tell you what an amazing talent you have for making wearable art.
I would add that Art Nouveau has in you a great voice to manifest itself. You are truly an inspiration.
"In my eyes the cranes in your necklace gives it, with the other pieces of jewelry
as well, a 'je ne sais quois' that makes them simply museum worthy. I can't emphasize enough
how motivational and inspiring is your work."
"I am overwhelmed and in awe. What incredible pieces of art!"
" I wanted to say that your jewelry is stunning. Some of it actually takes my breath away."
Your jewelry is more than nice, it's exquisite. The one word that pops into my mind as I look at your pieces is "regal". The lines are graceful, elegant and sensual. It's apparent that your jewelry doesn't just lay on the skin, but embraces the wearer. Karen, these pieces are truly beautiful."
"I cannot believe your work; so intricate and so many pieces. My particular favorite piece of your jewelry is the "Frogs Leap." It just knocks your socks off - a tour de force."
"Your work is truly original and breathtakingly beautiful. Awesome art pieces. "