The Jewelry of

Stan Moore

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Unless otherwise noted, all place references are to San Jose, California.
Dates with " ? " are estimated.
Revised -- January 10, 2008

September 17, 1968
jewcard
Stan decided to sell his jewelry, and designed a business card using 
as his logo the big lead bird he had made earlier.  They were printed 
by Hillis Printing on 4th Street.  The owner, George Hillis, and his family 
had been long time friends of Gene and Maxine, and years earlier had 
shown Stan how to hand set type and print tiny labels for his insect 
collection.
November 26, 1968
Stan traveled up the peninsula to San 
Francisco searching for art galleries 
which handled the style of jewelry he 
created.  

He found only two, but wrote to both 
asking if they would like to see any 
of his work.  

The one by Fisherman's Wharf in San 
Francisco responded that they were 
going out of business, but Milton Seick, 
owner of Los Robles Galleries in Palo 
Alto replied saying he would like to 
see the work.

Stan took the dozen or so pieces he 
currently had available to show Milt, 
thinking he might take one or two 
pieces.  Milt said he would take ALL 
of them, and even set up a showcase 
just for Stan's work.
lrletter
December, 1968
robles
Stan received $156
for work sold thru 
Los Robles in 
just the first month.

He continued to sell 
his work thru Los Robles 
for several years, but 
could not keep up with 
the demand, and soon 
lost his private showcase.

Stan meet Milt Seick 
again in 1999.  Retired, 
Milt was then serving as 
a docent at the Monterey 
Bay Aquarium.
Stan almost always sketched a design before making it.  Some of these are 
shown along side the finished pieces.  He usually identified the sketches with 
the date they were drawn, and the finished jewelry pieces with a number which 
corresponded, roughly, to the order in which the designs were executed. 
A dash number suffix distinguished pieces based on the same design.
Pendant
cast silver 
with malachite
(Stan's 1st cast piece)

#108-1
108-1c
111-1
Pendant
cast silver 
with cocobolo wood 
and glass beads

#111-1
Pendant
cast silver 
3-piece 
articulated

#120-1
120-1
Pendant
cast silver 
with ivory

#28-1
28-1


           Pendant
          cast silver 
              with  
      ceramic 
	  beads

#117-1
117-1
122-1
Pendant
cast silver 
3-piece articulated

#122-1
Pendant
cast silver 
with 2 green enameled 
articulated bronze pieces 

#189-1
189-1
194-1
Ring, cast gold with 
diamonds and jade
for Joanne Moore
#194-1
Pendant
cast silver 
with ceramic beads 
articulated

#20-1
20-1
206-1
Pendant
assembled silver 
6-piece articulated
with ivory and 
cocobolo

#206-1

                  sketch
090960
Pendant
cast silver 
3-piece articulated
with cocobolo

#2-1
2-1
21-1
Pendant
cast bronze
with opal

#21-1
Pendant
forged silver 
8-piece articulated

#43-1
43-1
60-1
Pendant
cast silver
with carnelian

#60-1
Pendant
cast silver 
2-piece articulated
with carnelian spheres

#211-1
211-1
178-2
Gold Ring with diamonds
(A gift to Stan's mother)

#178-2
Broach
laminated 
silver 

#69-1



69-1




           Gold Ring
           with 
           diamonds

#183-1
183-1
76-1
Bolo Slide
Silver filled
with crushed 
stone in epoxy

#76-1
Pendant
cast silver 
2-piece articulated
with glass beads

#71-3
71-3
February 8, 1970
56-1
People started asking Stan to do commissions. 
He created a set of wedding rings for Mark Fruin 
and Carolyn Wardrip.  Carolyn was the daughter 
of Dr. Wardrip who had cared for Stan's dad 
when he had tuberculosis.    #56-1 & 2
April 8,1971
111270 161-1
Erma Cleary, a friend of Anna's, had a collection 
of small carved jade pieces given to her by her 
brother, a merchant seaman, who had brought 
them from China in the 1930s.  She asked Stan 
if he could make her some jewelry using them.  
He designed a clip-on bracelet for the turquoise 
cabochons (#161-1), and an articulated gold 
bracelet for the white squares (#187-1).  
He quoted her a price for the finished bracelets, 
but during the months it took him to fabricate 
them, the price of gold rose above what he had 
asked for the finished pieces, but Erma said 
"no problem, I like your work, go ahead and 
finish them".
187-1
     July 25, 1979
219sk 219-1
219Jane
Stan made this sterling 
silver combination 
braclet-ring with opals 
as a gift to Jane on their 
25th wedding aniversary.

Artistically it was acceptable, 
but ergonomically it was a 
disaster.  When wearing it, 
Jane couldn't move her 
hand in a normal fashion.
June 1986
221-1
221-1
14K White Gold Ring
with Opals
A gift to Linda Ann Moore on her graduation
from the University of California at Davis
03-10-84 06-06-79b 05-12-81b
03-10-8406-06-79b05-12-81b
06-06-79a 11-19-82 08-15-72
06-06-79a11-19-8208-15-72
06-06-79c 05-12-81a 01-01-68
06-06-79c05-12-81a01-01-68
05-12-81 10-03-78 11-07-68
05-12-8110-03-7811-07-68
110978d 110978c 012882a
11-09-78d11-09-78c01-28-82a
110978b 110978a 03-06-78
11-09-78b11-09-78a03-06-78