El Dorado (Spanish for "the golden one") is the name of a Muisca tribal chief who
covered himself with gold dust and, as an initiation rite, dove into the lake Guatavita.
Steve Wandt known as El Dorado on the forums has been a prospector for the past
25 years. He has done it all but nowdays mostly beeps with his Minelab and pursues
his passion, making jewelry. He recently attended the California Institute of Jewelry
Training, Jewelry Arts program. He loves turning ordinary gold dust, gold
bullion and nuggets into one of a kind creations in his studio. When he isn't
prospecting he's probably slabbing, cabbing and casting gold. I'm certain he's covered in gold dust at times ;-)
prospecting he's probably slabbing, cabbing and casting gold.
I'm certain he's covered in gold dust at times ;-)
His small company is called
Natural Gold Jewelry.
A specimen sent to Steve from a fellow prospector to be turned into a pendant.
Here he has cut the rock into slabs and then shaped them into oval cabochons.
Next they are mounted in silver or gold bezels.
Here's a big gold specimen sent to him from Gus in Idaho. Gus wanted it
slabed into sections for selling purposes.
Here are the slabs, these can be polished and put on display as they are or
turned into the beautiful creations shown below.
Pendant from gold nuggets and specimen slab made into a cabochon.
More Pendants Here.
Steve enjoys making these Saturday Night Poker Rings.
Lucky Lundy is the proud owner of this one.
Such a beautiful ring!
And look at these!
A wedding ring set maybe?
Just another Poker Ring not, Steve creates one for Mark.
And yet another for Steve himself.
This was the reason I wanted to do this link on Steve, everywhere I go I get asked
who can put a bail on nuggets. Now this seems dull compared to
Steves other works.
El Dorado at work on some nuggets in his studio.
If you want gold work done give Steve a call 530-320-3096
or email him you won't be disapointed.
Thanks Steve for letting me do this link about you.
Natural Gold Jewelry Website
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