I just want to put a shout out for local (to Athens, GA) lapidary artisit Marie Ash. I went to her with an old beat up setting and custom request. Marie made this old forgotten family ring look like a million bucks. She cut this piece of labradorite so that it looks delicately bespeckled and magical set in this ring. I simply love it and think it's amazing what a well cut stone can do for a lackluster old setting.
Her works can be found periodically around town in Athens and sometimes she attends local craft markets such as the Indie Craftstravaganza.
Marie is a familiar face in Athens and can be found at times up in Speakeasy. She's available for custom jobs and if you like what you see you can contact her at email@example.com.