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ZOLTAN DAVID AT THE SMITHSONIAN

The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History has announced the acquisition of Zoltan David’s “Iris” necklace for permanent display. This necklace was an American Gem Trade Association Spectrum Award Winner in 2016. “Iris” will be on display in the Feldspar exhibit in early 2019. The centerpiece of this necklace is an example of a very rare shimmering white 35.63 ct. cat’s eye marquise cut moonstone from India. The necklace features 35 perfectly matched gem quality 5mm cabochon moonstones that are iridescent blue moonstones with a total weight of 18.20 ct. All are set in a blue patinated bronze with pure platinum shaped inlay and ideal cut diamonds throughout. The reverse side of the pendant is engraved with, “By the light of a silvery moon, an ocean of life awaits your magical touch.”

“Last year I became an American citizen and this year a piece of my work will become a part of American history. I am truly humbled.”
—ZOLTAN DAVID

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Museum Exhibitions

SMITHSONIAN

One of the great museums of the world, the Smithsonian is also the world's largest museum, education and research complex. With over 6 million visitors annually, the National Museum of Natural History is the most visited of the group of eleven museums located on the National Mall.

It is highly prestigious and a rare honor to even have a piece acquired by the museum, and it is the pinnacle of an artist's career to have his work chosen for permanent public display.

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SOMEWHERE IN THE RAINBOW—A MODERN GEM & JEWELRY COLLECTION

Come marvel at a collection of over 300 gemstones, high jewelry, and minerals all specially selected to reveal the beauty, science, history and geography of gemstones. This exhibit was curated by Somewhere In The Rainbow—an organization dedicated to expanding public knowledge and appreciation of gemstones—in collaboration with the UA Mineral Museum, the American Gem Trade Association, and the Gemmological Institute of Great Britain (known as Gem-A).

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RETROSPECTIVE EXHIBIT OF THE FEINSTEIN COLLECTION

Fourteen one-of-a-kind Zoltan David jewelry pieces appear in the GIA collection and are breathtaking expressions of his inspirations and design philosophies. Some of his work reflects the subtle beauty of the natural world, while others are free-form avant-garde creations. Brightly colored gemstones are the unifying theme in the eclectic collection, revealing the artist’s love of contrast and color. Each creation is truly a statement piece. The collection comes to GIA courtesy of the late Nancy Feinstein.

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Awards

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Bronze Age

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MYSTIC ELFIN PENDANT

10.45 ct Bi-color Tourmaline in Bronze

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IRIS

2016 AGTA Spectrum Award Winner 35.63 ct. Cat's Eye Moonstone in Bronze

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BLUE BUDDHA

16.96 ct. Chalcedony in Bronze

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ORBIT

Cabochon Tanzanite in Bronze

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BLUE GREEN MUSIC

8.95 ct. Blue-green Tourmaline in Bronze with Pure Gold Shaped Inlay

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MOONSTONE GUARDIAN

Moonstones Set in Palladium with Bronze Wings & Diamonds

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Knightsteel

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BOULLE BUTTERFLY

Classic Butterfly with Inset & Inlaid Gold & Rubies

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MOONSHINE

2016 Saul Bell Award Winner 7.95 ct. Moonstone & Diamonds

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CELESTIAL WINDS CUFF

2014 Saul Bell Award Winner Shaped Inlay in Pure Platinum, 22K Rose Gold, 24K Pure Gold & 22K Yellow Gold & Diamonds

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THE WIZARD'S RING

AGTA Spectrum Award Winner 25 ct. Blue Zircon with Pure Gold Inlay & Inserts

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ORION'S BELT

Ethiopian Opal in Knighsteel with Pure Gold Shaped Inlay

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Duchess

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YELLOW BERYL PROMISE SHIELD

14.87 ct. Marquise Cut Golden Beryl in Platinum Accented by Rubies & Diamonds

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FANTASY'S FLIGHT

Blue Zircon in Platinum with 22K Gold Shaped Inlay & Accent Sapphires & Diamonds

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DUCHESS BANDS

Ladies Bands with Classic Duchess Motif

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BLUE SAPPHIRE COUTURE RING

6.69 ct. Sapphire in Platinum with Pure Platinum Shaped Inlay, Accented with Sapphires & Diamonds

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"Vega" Tanzanite Pendant

20.18 ct. Tanzanite in Palladium & Pure Gold

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REVERSIBLE CROSS

Bespoke Variations Available Upon Request

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Exotic Metals

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Orchid

9.46 ct. Rubelite with 18K Gold & Zirconium Petals with 24K Gold Shaped Inlay

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Starflower

2017 AGTA Spectrum Award Winner 28.14 ct. Tourmaline & Gray Sapphires in Platinum & Zirconium

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GOLDEN BLUE BRACELET

Faceted Blue Zirconium with Pure Gold Shaped Inlay & 18K Gold Bezels

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COBALT BLUE "STRIPES"

Cobalt Blue Steel with 24K Gold Inlay & 18K Gold Accents

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Bridal

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ANTIQUE CUSHION DIAMOND RING

Platinum with Pure Gold Shaped Inlay & Diamonds

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FIREMARK PRINCESS CUT DIAMOND RING

Rose Gold with Pure Platinum Shaped Inlay & Diamonds

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SUSPENDED DIAMOND SOLITAIRE ENGAGEMENT RING

Platinum with Pure Gold Shaped Inlay & Diamond

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"ZEN" KNIGHTSTEEL ENGAGEMENT RING

Knightsteel with Pure Platinum Shaped Inlay & Diamonds

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ROSE GOLD & PLATINUM ENGAGEMENT RING

Oval Diamond in Rose Gold & Platinum with Diamonds

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BLUE SAPPHIRE ENGAGEMENT RING

2.95 ct. Cushion Cut Blue Sapphire in Platinum with Pink Sapphires & Diamonds

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A UNIQUE BESPOKE EXPERIENCE

You have a rare opportunity to have a bespoke one of a kind treasure made for you at Zoltan David.

There is no other place in all of Texas where you can sit down with a world-renowned jewelry artist whose work is on display at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History and have a one on one consultation. Not only are we experts in gems and precious metals, we have traveled to the mines in Sri Lanka and sourced pearls directly from the South Sea. We know the difference between good and exceptional. There are only a handful of jewelry designers in the world whose work has won the diversity and amount of national and international awards as Zoltan David. Engage this talent and knowledge for your exceptional piece. You will not be disappointed, on the contrary, you will be elated and empowered.

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A Meeting of the Minds

For Zoltan David, this meeting is the key to success.

Listening, absorbing and observing who you are and what you are about. You are his muse and his inspiration. It is from this meeting that the creative process will begin. A pleasant and enlightening experience, designed to create something amazing. The meeting is not finished until you feel confident that you are in good hands and Zoltan is confident that he can create your ideal piece.

THE ZEN OF DESIGN

THE CONSULTATION REVEALED A WELL OF INFORMATION, BOTH CONSCIOUS AND SUBCONSCIOUS.

As an artist, Zoltan meditates on and absorbs this information. He lets this experience marinate in his mind and as the design reveals itself, he quietly and deliberately follows his intuition. This is not a rushed or forced process at all. It is the creative flow. It is the Artist’s Way.

Transformation: from concept to reality

The magic is in the techniques and materials used. Not all gold is the same, nor is all platinum alike.

Metallurgy knowledge allows metallurgy choice. Advanced digital tools combined with centuries old tried and true goldsmithing techniques are all combined and come into play in making your piece. It is half engineering and half fantasy. And as Zoltan likes to quote William Blake, the great English poet, “Execution is the chariot of genius”. Luxury is always defined by craftsmanship.

Wizard Ring

Aphrodite

Blue Green Music

Emerald Ring

Lace Earrings

Knightsteel Diamond Ring

Falling Waters

Engagement Set

Ruby Bracelet

Citrine Necklace

Ruby Lavelier

Gents Blue Sapphire Ring

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12901 Hill Country Blvd, Ste D-1-120
Austin, Texas 78738

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Artistry & Techniques

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SIR ZOLTAN DAVID

“…BEAUTY IS AN OBJECT THAT INSPIRES AND EMPOWERS.”

The Hungarian Knighthood’s tradition spans 1000 years. Beginning with the reign of St. Stephen, Hungarian Kings have rewarded acts of valor with grants of nobility. The title of Knight is the highest form of secular honor and is accompanied by a code of chivalrous conduct. It is in this backdrop that on August 27, 1988, Zoltan David was bestowed Knighthood in honor of Sir Zoltan David I, his loving father and a highly esteemed hero of the Hungarian Nation. The David family’s history dates back to the reign of St. Stephen and it is this cumulative past that is a dominant influence in Mr. David’s character.

Zoltan David regards his work in jewelry as a calling. He finds himself on a path less traveled and draws his inspiration from not only the incredible and fascinating people he has met, but also the materials, the gems, the metals and techniques that he has discovered and uses in his innovative work on a daily basis.

ART & SCIENCE

As Zoltan David often says "my work is half engineering and half fantasy".

He loves to discover the secrets of metallurgy and the techniques required to fashion various metals and gems into inspirational works of art. The work is a marriage of cutting edge technologies - CAD, 3D printing, laser welding and contemporary material science - with age-old goldsmithing techniques which are akin to the forged metal techniques used by swordsmiths.

Metals

The knowledge of metallurgy is an essential cornerstone to the creation of a Zoltan David piece.

Every piece that we make is a combination of metals. All metals, from pure gold to steel have unique characteristics - from bronze to aluminum, copper and platinum. For example ferrous and non-ferrous metals cannot be welded together due to their different rates of contraction and expansion while heating and cooling, unless you're Zoltan David, in which case you've discovered the secret and employ it in your day to day artistry.

Dancing Metal Studios

What is Dancing Metals Studio? It is a laboratory and it is a sanctuary.

Only highly trained Master Craftsmen apply their expertise here. They are part scientist, part engineer and part artist. More important than their extensive knowledge of metallurgy and goldsmith techniques, is their state of mind, for no piece is worth making unless it is made right. The four cornerstones of successful design durability, wearability, originality and beauty are embodied in each and every piece of fine jewelry that is created within Dancing Metal Studios.

It is not a jewelry production factory, but a place of brilliant possibilities, its atmosphere is filled with the joy of creation and the thrill of achievement. Few words are spoken here, for each goldsmith is absorbed in the zen of dedication to excellence.

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Visit Our Gallery

Hill Country Galleria
12901 Hill Country Blvd, Ste D-1-120
Austin, Texas 78738

Mon: Closed | Tue–Sat: 11a–7p | Sun: 12–5p

512.372.8888 | info@zoltandavid.com

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Get In Touch

Schedule An Appointment

512.372.8888

info@zoltandavid.com

Visit Our Gallery

Hill Country Galleria
12901 Hill Country Blvd, Ste D-1-120
Austin, Texas 78738

Mon: Closed | Tue–Sat: 11a–7p | Sun: 12–5p

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