Wolfgang Vaatz

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Wolfgang Vaatz: At The Beach, pendant with California placer gold fused to carved and engraved Argentium silver, oxidized and partially re-polished. Sterling silver adjustable chain including width of pendant - approximately 19" to 23 1/2". Pendant is 2 1/4" long, 1 3/4" wide and 1/4"
At The Beach
pendant with California placer gold fused to carved and engraved Argentium silver, oxidized and partially re-polished. Sterling silver adjustable chain including width of pendant - approximately 19" to 23 1/2". Pendant is 2 1/4" long, 1 3/4" wide and 1/4"
Exhibit: New for the Holidays
Item is available Available ($1720.00)
Wolfgang Vaatz: Earrings with Lever-Backs, California placer gold fused to carved and engraved Argentium silver, oxidized and partially re-polished. Approximately 1.7" h x 0.48 wide.
Earrings with Lever-Backs
California placer gold fused to carved and engraved Argentium silver, oxidized and partially re-polished. Approximately 1.7" h x 0.48 wide.
Exhibit: New for the Holidays
Item is available Available ($484.00)
Wolfgang Vaatz: Trees in the Meadow, pendant in California placer gold fused to carved and engraved Argentium silver, oxidized and partially re-polished. Oxidized sterling silver chain is approximately 21" long including width of pendant and 3 1/2" extension. Pendant is 1 3/4" x 1 1/8" x 1/4
Trees in the Meadow
pendant in California placer gold fused to carved and engraved Argentium silver, oxidized and partially re-polished. Oxidized sterling silver chain is approximately 21" long including width of pendant and 3 1/2" extension. Pendant is 1 3/4" x 1 1/8" x 1/4
Exhibit: New for the Holidays
Item is available Available ($1935.00)
Wolfgang Vaatz: Inspired by Mount Rainier, Pendant in California placer gold and 14k gold fused to carved, engraved and textured Argentium silver, oxidized and partially re-polished. Oxidized sterling silver 19" cable including 3.5" extension. Pendant approx. 1 1/4" in diameter and 3/16" deep.
Inspired by Mount Rainier
Pendant in California placer gold and 14k gold fused to carved, engraved and textured Argentium silver, oxidized and partially re-polished. Oxidized sterling silver 19" cable including 3.5" extension. Pendant approx. 1 1/4" in diameter and 3/16" deep.
Exhibit: New for the Holidays
Item is available Available ($1720.00)
Wolfgang Vaatz: Ocean Cuff, Bracelet in California placer gold fused to carved, engraved and textured Argentium silver, oxidized and partially re-polished. 8mm, 6mm and 5mm aquamarines. Size Medium. Outside of cuff approx. 5 3/4" long by 1 7/8" widest part.
Ocean Cuff
Bracelet in California placer gold fused to carved, engraved and textured Argentium silver, oxidized and partially re-polished. 8mm, 6mm and 5mm aquamarines. Size Medium. Outside of cuff approx. 5 3/4" long by 1 7/8" widest part.
Exhibit: New for the Holidays
Item is available Available ($2200.00)
Wolfgang Vaatz: Ocean Pendant, Pendant in California placer gold fused to carved, engraved and textured Argentium silver, oxidized and partially re-polished. 6mm aquamarine. Oxidized silver chain 20 1/2" including 3 1/2" extender. Pendant is 2" long by 7/8" wide by 1/4" deep.
Ocean Pendant
Pendant in California placer gold fused to carved, engraved and textured Argentium silver, oxidized and partially re-polished. 6mm aquamarine. Oxidized silver chain 20 1/2" including 3 1/2" extender. Pendant is 2" long by 7/8" wide by 1/4" deep.
Exhibit: New for the Holidays
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Wolfgang Vaatz: Square Ocean Pendant, Pendant in California placer gold fused to carved, engraved and textures Argentium silver, oxidized and partially re-polished. 5mm tourmaline. Oxidized 20" sterling silver chain includes 3 1/2" extension. Pendant is approx. 1" square and 3/16" deep.
Square Ocean Pendant
Pendant in California placer gold fused to carved, engraved and textures Argentium silver, oxidized and partially re-polished. 5mm tourmaline. Oxidized 20" sterling silver chain includes 3 1/2" extension. Pendant is approx. 1" square and 3/16" deep.
Exhibit: New for the Holidays
Item is available Available ($980.00)
Wolfgang Vaatz: At The Beach, Cuff with placer gold, carved and engraved silver. Interior of cuff 6" plus 1 1/4" opening. Widest part is 2 1/4". Narrowest part is 1". All measurements are approximate.
At The Beach
Cuff with placer gold, carved and engraved silver. Interior of cuff 6" plus 1 1/4" opening. Widest part is 2 1/4". Narrowest part is 1". All measurements are approximate.
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Wolfgang Vaatz: Landscape Earrings, Hand-carved and engraved stud earrings in 18K gold and sterling silver with 14K rose gold. Approximately 3/4" diameter x 1/16" thick.
Landscape Earrings
Hand-carved and engraved stud earrings in 18K gold and sterling silver with 14K rose gold. Approximately 3/4" diameter x 1/16" thick.
Exhibit: Right On! Rites, Rituals, Remembrances
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Wolfgang Vaatz: Morning Prayer, Cuff bracelet in 18k yellow gold fused on sterling silver. Fabricated, carved and engraved. 3.7mm red sapphire.
Morning Prayer
Cuff bracelet in 18k yellow gold fused on sterling silver. Fabricated, carved and engraved. 3.7mm red sapphire.
Exhibit: Right On! Rites, Rituals, Remembrances
Item is available Available ($2350.00)
Wolfgang Vaatz: ASPEN GROVE VARIATION, Bracelet, unrefined CA placer gold, fused 14k yellow and rose gold, carved and engraved Argentium silver, oxidized. Size S. Approx. 5 1/4" circumference by 1 1/2" wide.
ASPEN GROVE VARIATION
Bracelet, unrefined CA placer gold, fused 14k yellow and rose gold, carved and engraved Argentium silver, oxidized. Size S. Approx. 5 1/4" circumference by 1 1/2" wide.
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Wolfgang Vaatz: , 14k gold post dangle earrings featuring with placer gold fused on argentium silver. 2 7/8" long.
14k gold post dangle earrings featuring with placer gold fused on argentium silver. 2 7/8" long.
Item is available Available ($770.00)
Wolfgang Vaatz: , Pendant in argentium silver, with Placer gold, 22k gold, and one pink garnet from Tanzania. Approximately 1" in diameter.
Pendant in argentium silver, with Placer gold, 22k gold, and one pink garnet from Tanzania. Approximately 1" in diameter.
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Wolfgang Vaatz: , Pendant in carved 18k yellow gold fused on oxidized sterling silver, with 6mm chrome diopside, on an approximately 16" long oxidized sterling silver cable with 3.5" extension. Pendant measures 1.23" in diameter and 0.3" deep.
Pendant in carved 18k yellow gold fused on oxidized sterling silver, with 6mm chrome diopside, on an approximately 16" long oxidized sterling silver cable with 3.5" extension. Pendant measures 1.23" in diameter and 0.3" deep.
Item is available Available ($780.00)
Wolfgang Vaatz: , Round stud earrings with 14k gold posts, in CA placer gold fused on oxidized argentium silver. 12mm diameter.
Round stud earrings with 14k gold posts, in CA placer gold fused on oxidized argentium silver. 12mm diameter.
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Wolfgang Vaatz: , Square stud earrings with 14k gold posts, in CA placer gold fused on oxidized argentium silver.
Square stud earrings with 14k gold posts, in CA placer gold fused on oxidized argentium silver.
Item is available Available ($330.00)
Wolfgang Vaatz: Aspen Grove, Pendant in CA placer gold, 14k yellow and rose gold fused on argentium silver, oxidized and partially re-polished. Oxidized sterling silver chain with 3.5" extension. 1.2" H x 1.3" W x 0.2" D.
Aspen Grove
Pendant in CA placer gold, 14k yellow and rose gold fused on argentium silver, oxidized and partially re-polished. Oxidized sterling silver chain with 3.5" extension. 1.2" H x 1.3" W x 0.2" D.
Exhibit: Signs of Life 2016
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Wolfgang Vaatz: Radiant Cuff, Bracelet in Argentium silver, CA Placer gold, 14k yellow gold, and 3.5mm diamond. 1 3/8" wide. Interior diameter opening measures 1 7/8" x 1 3/8". Size small.
Radiant Cuff
Bracelet in Argentium silver, CA Placer gold, 14k yellow gold, and 3.5mm diamond. 1 3/8" wide. Interior diameter opening measures 1 7/8" x 1 3/8". Size small.
Exhibit: Celestial: Comets, Cupids, and Other Heavenly Bodies
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Wolfgang Vaatz: Lily Pond with Koi, Cuff in 14k yellow and green gold, carved & engraved argentium silver, 8mm amethyst, 6mm color changing pink garnet, and 5mm pink tourmaline. 1.88" h x 2.5" w x 2.27" w.
Lily Pond with Koi
Cuff in 14k yellow and green gold, carved & engraved argentium silver, 8mm amethyst, 6mm color changing pink garnet, and 5mm pink tourmaline. 1.88" h x 2.5" w x 2.27" w.
Exhibit: Signs of Life 2016
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Wolfgang Vaatz: Aspen Pendant, Necklace in Argentium silver, with CA placer gold. 16" long chain with 3" long extension. 1.2" h x 1.3" w x 0.2" d.
Aspen Pendant
Necklace in Argentium silver, with CA placer gold. 16" long chain with 3" long extension. 1.2" h x 1.3" w x 0.2" d.
Exhibit: Signs of Life 2016
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Wolfgang Vaatz: Hammered Band, Ring in hammered and carved oxidized argentium silver and placer gold. 10mm wide. Size 6 1/4 (May be ordered to size).
Hammered Band
Ring in hammered and carved oxidized argentium silver and placer gold. 10mm wide. Size 6 1/4 (May be ordered to size).
Item is available Available ($520.00)
Wolfgang Vaatz: Orange Sapphire Band, Ring in hammered and carved oxidzied argentium silver, 14k fused gold, and 4mm orange sapphire. 6 - 25mm varied width. Approximate size 5 3/4 (May be ordered to size)
Orange Sapphire Band
Ring in hammered and carved oxidzied argentium silver, 14k fused gold, and 4mm orange sapphire. 6 - 25mm varied width. Approximate size 5 3/4 (May be ordered to size)
Item is available Available ($890.00)
Wolfgang Vaatz: Hammered Band, Ring in hammered and carved oxidzed argentium silver, and placer gold. 12mm wide. Size 11 (May be ordered to size)
Hammered Band
Ring in hammered and carved oxidzed argentium silver, and placer gold. 12mm wide. Size 11 (May be ordered to size)
Item is available Available ($780.00)

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Biographical Information for Wolfgang Vaatz:



"My career as an artist started in 1986. Throughout my exploration of different media over the years, starting with painting, followed by sculpting, finally designing and fabricating jewelry, the expression of my art remains the same - translating my experiences of natural landscapes. I feel privileged and grateful to have the opportunity to explore remote pristine places in nature which I then share through creating art.



I started working as a serious studio jeweler in late 2012, after moving to southern Arizona had rekindled my childhood fascination with gems and minerals. I drew from my previous sculpting and painting techniques to create unusual, scaled down works. My jewelry is collected and featured in exhibitions and galleries nationwide and abroad.



In terms of formal training, I shortly attended Munich's Kunstakademie after finishing high school in Germany; however, I soon left unsatisfied with what the art institute had to offer. Instead, I looked to the Namib desert - Namibia as my country of birth - in search for my voice as an artist. Thus, my art career started, leading me back to Germany and then to the US. Since 1996, I have been a proud, yet lately, rather concerned US citizen.



Over the few years, my wearable art work has been prestigiously recognized. In three consecutive years I have been a Saul Bell Design Award winner (2016 - 2nd place, 2017 - finalist, 2018 - 1st place). I have been a Niche finalist (2016), was named Centurion's Emerging Designer winner (2018) and was published in SNAG's (Society of North American Goldsmiths) first JaMS publication (Jewelry and Metalsmithing Survey). Recently, I won 1st and Honorable Mention in the 2018 MJSA Vision Awards.