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Eileen Stout

Designer

Metalsmith

Gemologist

 I connect with gems and metals on a genetic level; I feel it deep in my bones.

In some way I have always been a jeweler. As a child I watched my Grandmother work cutting gems and silversmithing. I sat in her studio and made my own little pieces or helped her choose gems for her designs.

As I got older, I became jewelry obsessive: always treasure hunting while travelling, designing pieces to have made, choosing just the right jewel for an occasion,… I even became a graduate gemologist. But I never had the time or opportunity to learn the craft of silver and goldsmithing until a few years ago. I was fortunate enough to train with a master jeweler for several years and never looked back.

I design and fabricate jewelry that I feel connected to in a deep way, an ancient connection, a primal level which evokes serenity. I combine Sterling silver and 14K yellow and rose gold with exquisite rare gems.

I recently renovated a former dining room and kitchen at the historic Rogues Harbor Inn as my studio and gallery space.  I am the innkeeper there as well.