Nestled in the mountains of Durango, Colorado, Benny and Valerie Aldrich and their staff of four maintain a group purpose: operating in harmony and balance, to create expressions of perfection and love for themselves and others. Using the elements of the earth and sea, their works of art pass from hand to hand to create jewelry of unique heirlooms of uncompromised beauty.
The Aldrich’s style of intarsia inlay incorporates old world style combined with the new world of vivid colors and craftsmanship. From earth tones to extreme shimmer and sparkle, the jewelry reminds you of nature’s butterflies and humming birds.
Valerie’s use of combining vivid colors and Benny’s expertise of gold and silver-smithing is executed masterfully; framing them into wearable art that is unsurpassed.
The Aldrich’s were pioneers in incorporating faceted gemstones into southwestern style jewelry in the early 1970’s. They were among the first to re-introduce spiney oyster and purple burro shell to the blooming industry. Their relationship with worldwide miners and importers is crucial to obtaining the magnificent colors they are famous for. This is a result of searching gem and mineral shows for over 45 years.
Thank you for your interest in our artwork. May it be your best treasure in your jewelry collection.