Wabi Sabi Collection

Wabi sabi has been called “the material manifestation of Zen” – everything that machine-made, technology-saturated culture isn’t.

Wabi sabi is the charm and originality of imperfection, both inherent and time-gifted.

wabi sabi 004Living through the senses, engaging in life as it happens, enjoying natural, unique, asymmetrical, and still-changing objects. Celebrating the marks of loving wear in a treasure you can imagine having around you for a long time. These things are wabi sabi.

The Wabi Sabi Collection marries precisely-faceted exotic gems with simple, naturally worn stones. The faceted gemstones were either mined or faceted by the artist personally. The natural rocks were collected while exploring the high deserts of Oregon and Nevada – and walking along the breakers of the Pacific Ocean.

wabi sabi 50The materials were chosen and assembled to honor both the wabi of intrinsic uniqueness and the sabi of the alive, ever-changing quality in the simple stones, the copper, and the leather.

Meant to be enjoyed in texture as much as appearance, the more you wear them, the more sabi quality they will gather. The simple stones will darken with your unique skin oils; the copper patina maturing; and the leather also softening to you – as the central stone sparkles enduringly.

Members of the collection are like the people who wear them – forever gathering richer character, while at the center a sparkling and constant preciousness.


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  • Wabi Sabi 005

    $799.00

    A 2.11 carat natural Fluorite faceted in an 8-sided step cut by artist John Bailey and installed in grey Basalt collected on the Oregon coast. This stone reflects the copper bezel in a pattern of warm color.

  • Wabi Sabi 001

    $379.00

    A brilliant-cut 0.85 carat Oregon Sunstone with a hint of Copper Schiller, mined by the artist and installed in grey Basalt collected from the Oregon coast. First of the numbered collection, comforting to wear.

  • Wabi Sabi 002

    $377.00

    A brilliant-cut 0.84 carat champagne-colored Oregon Sunstone, mined by the artist and installed in grey Basalt collected from the Oregon coast.

  • Wabi Sabi 003

    $799.00

    A sparkling grape-juice-colored 1.25 carat Rhodolite Garnet from Africa, faceted in a brilliant cut by artist John Bailey, and installed in grey Basalt collected on the Oregon coast.

  • Wabi Sabi 004

    $699.00

    A juicy 1.20 carat purplish Rhodolite Garnet from Africa, faceted in a 6-Petal flower design by artist John Bailey and installed in Granite collected on the Oregon coast.

  • Wabi Sabi 006

    $419.00

    A champagne-colored brilliant-cut 0.85 carat Oregon Sunstone, mined by the artist and installed to a very unique botryoidal mineral on crystal-bearing volcanic stone collected along a fault scarp in the Klamath basin.

  • Wabi Sabi 007

    $629.00

    A delicious 0.75 carat Huckleberry Garnet collected in Idaho by a personal friend, faceted by artist John Bailey in his own fancy checkerboard design, and installed in grey Basalt collected on the Oregon coast.

  • Wabi Sabi 008

    $399.00

    A brilliant-cut 0.86 carat Oregon Sunstone with bright elemental Copper crystals inside, mined by the artist and installed in grey Basalt collected on the Oregon coast.

  • Wabi Sabi 009

    $499.00

    A very purple 0.86 carat Rhodolite Garnet from Africa, faceted in a 6-Petal flower design by artist John Bailey and installed in grey Basalt collected on the Oregon coast.

  • Wabi Sabi 010

    $879.00

    A 1.40 carat beautiful top color Iolite hand-faceted in the 8-Petal flower design by artist John Bailey and installed in green Jasper naturally layered against grey Basalt.

  • Wabi Sabi 011

    $999.00

    A bright red brilliant-cut 0.85 carat Oregon Sunstone with brilliant flashing elemental Copper Schiller, mined by the artist and installed in a unique hollow white Agate nodule found on Hart Mountain, Oregon.

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  • Wabi Sabi 012

    $297.00

    A brilliant-cut 0.83 carat Oregon Sunstone with a hint of elemental Copper Schiller, mined by the artist and installed in a surf-worn fragment of Shell reminiscent of a Chinese scholar's stone.

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  • Wabi Sabi 013

    $799.00

    A 2.10 carat Rhodolite Garnet with deep red flashes faceted by artist John Bailey in his "Gunter's Glitter" design and installed in naturally-textured Obsidian collected in Northern Nevada.

  • Wabi Sabi 014

    $799.00

    A lightly pink 2.30 carat Tourmaline from Nigeria faceted by artist John Bailey in a fancy Ceylon-style round and installed in a naturally-textured Obsidian nodule collected in Northern Nevada.

  • Wabi Sabi 015

    $429.00

    A stunning 0.42 carat electric-blue Apatite faceted by artist John Bailey in his design titled "12-6" and installed in a naturally-textured Obsidian nodule collected in Northern Nevada.

  • Wabi Sabi 016

    $389.00

    A 0.27 carat blazing red Pyrope Garnet from Africa faceted in a brilliant cut by artist John Bailey and installed in natural Obsidian found in Oregon.

  • Wabi Sabi 017

    $417.00

    A rare, 0.61 carat bright chartreuse Sphene from Pakistan faceted in the 6-Petal flower design by artist John Bailey and installed in natural Obsidian found in Oregon.

  • Wabi Sabi 018

    $439.00

    A bright-pink brilliant-cut 0.85 carat Sunstone, mined by the artist and installed in grey Basalt collected on the Oregon coast. A comfortable piece to wear!

  • Wabi Sabi 019

    $547.00

    A bright 0.31 carat sunset-Orange Garnet from Africa faceted in the 6-Petal flower design by artist John Bailey and installed in grey Basalt collected on the Oregon coast.

  • Wabi Sabi 020

    $854.88

    A 0.49 carat bright sunset-Orange Garnet from Africa faceted in a brilliant cut by artist John Bailey and installed in grey Basalt with a white Quartz intrusion - oriented to represent sunset over a mountain ridge.

  • Wabi Sabi 021

    $379.00

    A brilliant-cut 0.85 carat Oregon Sunstone with a hint of elemental Copper Schiller, mined by the artist and installed in grey Basalt collected on the Oregon coast.

  • Wabi Sabi 022

    $299.00

    A brilliant-cut 0.68 carat champagne-colored Oregon Sunstone, mined by the artist and installed in grey Granite collected on the Oregon coast.

  • Wabi Sabi 023

    $329.00

    A champagne-colored brilliant-cut 0.67 carat Oregon Sunstone, mined by the artist and installed in dark grey Basalt collected on the Oregon coast.

  • Wabi Sabi 024

    $339.00

    A brilliant-cut 0.67 carat light pink Oregon Sunstone, mined by the artist and installed in grey Basalt collected on the Oregon coast.

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  1. John, as usual this is beautiful work it is a great collection thanks for sharing.

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