Nick Soto is a Keys native, designer and bench jeweler who specializes in fine jewelry. Nick uses traditional techniques like soldering, hand cutting, filing, and stone setting in silver and gold to make custom design pieces for people around the world. His most popular handcrafted pieces are modern and timeless and include wedding rings, handmade chains, Cuban hoop earrings, plus Atocha & other shipwreck coin frames.
Educated at the North Bennet Street School in Boston, MA for Jewelry Design & Repair, Nick Soto brings his craftsmanship and services to his home island, Key West, Florida.
Pink Tourmaline is an extraordinary crystal for cleansing the emotional body of destructive feelings and old wounds accumulated over time. It releases guilt, worry, depression and anxieties, and guides those emotions into self-love.
All designs handcrafted in Key West, Florida
Made by Soto Note about Tourmaline
Tourmaline was one of the gems that really caught my eye. They come in a wide variety of single color and multicolored blends from all over the world, Brazil, Afghanistan, and the United States to name a few. Beautiful in both raw and faceted form, and with a hardness of 7-7.5 on the MOHS hardness scale they are great for jewelry.
After becoming hooked on the natural colors, I acquired quite a bit of them in the colors I liked best, which was basically much all of them. I had to do something with all these gems, and each of the crystals were so visually pleasing I didn’t want to make something that took too much away from the natural beauty of the tourmaline. I like bezel setting so that was the first in line. Then I made some with the frame style that Atocha coins are usually mounted in. Then I made the thin centered bezel holding the crystal horizontally from the center which gave it a much different bow style appearance. The stud earring version of those is definitely a popular item.
Aside from the styles of settings, I was impressed by the awesome energies of each crystal’s color.