Art Meets Technology


While almost everything I make is jewelry,
my inspiration comes from everything but jewelry.

Romance in bridges

Beauty in motorcycles

Elegance in swords


The Bridge Setting

These romantic images inspired the Bridge collection.


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motorcycle wheel inspiration

Wheel Brooch

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. In gold.


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Puzzle Brooch

This Tsuba, the hand guard between the blade and handle of a Japanese samurai sword, suggested the proportions for my Puzzle brooch.


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Mokume Origins


mokume pattern



Our Mokume Process

The Tiger’s Stripes

I was inspired by ancient Japanese swordsmiths and the traditions of sculpture to make beautiful patterned metalwork. Sculpture, pattern and color become a harmonious whole when symmetrical patterns accentuate the shape.

tiger stripestiger stripe jewelry

No camouflage on the art, please!

The “painting” must fit the sculpture
like the stripes fit the tiger.




Intimate.  Simple.  Natural.

The Koi™ and Wabi Sabi™ collections are cousins to my original gold mokume gane. The collections incorporate metals that I’ve used before, but in a new way.

Unlike my mokume gane pattern work, the Koi™ patterns are uncontrolled and have an Impressionistic quality that invites the wearer to interpret the imagery.

Sometimes you’ll find calligraphy.

calligraphy in rings

Or maybe a whale.

whales in rings

Or even a camouflaged seahorse (yup, he’s really in there!)

seahorse in rings

Wabi sabi is the Japanese art of unconventional beauty. The Wabi Sabi™patterns are deeply etched and patinated to bring out their earthy beauty.


The Koi Collection

Leaves on the water
a small pointillist painting
like reading a cloud

old door

The Wabi Sabi Collection


Rustic and humble
an ancient door is covered
in abstract beauty

After 49 wonderful years, the George Sawyer Designs studio has closed for business.  George will now concentrate on creating one-of-a-kind pieces.
Keep up with his new designs on our website and on Facebook @GeorgeSawyerJewelryDesign