Contemporary Jewelry Designer - Designs handcrafted  by Studio Jeweler Goldsmith S.E. Sarantos

Jewelry Designer - Goldsmith - Artist - Studio Jeweler

Studio Artist's Résumé - Susan Sarantos

1975 Corky Ackman - Silversmithing workshop private lessons - Newport, Rhode Island USA
1976 Foreign exchange student - Kalundborg, Denmark
1977-78 Tucson, AZ, USA
1978-81 C.L. Sherman & Co. - apprenticeship - Newport, RI, USA
1981 Eleanor Moty / Anne Krohn Graham - metal photoetching workshop - University of Delaware, USA
1981-82 Aronson Jewelers - resident goldsmith created custom jewelry designs and learned about diamonds from Joseph Aronson
1983 James Russell Jewelers - sales - handcrafted metal jewelry
1983 Berta Opal Company - design and manufacture a line of 18 karat gold opal jewelry for the Australian Expo in celebration of the America's Cup Race - Newport, RI, USA
1986 Rebekah Laskin - enameling on metal workshop - Penland School, NC, USA
1988 Sharon Church - jewelry rendering workshop - Skidmore College, NY, USA
1988 Sabbatical - Paris, France - researching the rendering techniques and jewelry in the art museums
1988-89 Sandra Boucher - jewelry design rendering techniques - F.I.T - New York, NY USA
1989 Omar Torres - jewelry design rendering techniques - Fashion Institute of Technology - New York, NY USA

1991 Sabbatical - Paris, France researching rendering techniques and jewelry in the art museums

1999 Harold O'Connor - "Surface Techniques" workshop - Kum Boo, granulation - Peter's Valley, NY USA

In 1999 I launched Metalcyberspace an online resource site about contemporary jewelry designers and metalsmithing specializing in precious metals which grew out of my love for the medium. This enabled me to share the information that I have collected over the years and network with other metal artists.

Sarantos jewelry design - sterling silver sea glass necklace

Sea glass necklace set in sterling silver
Worn by "Desperate Housewives" & "Bold and the Beautiful" actress celebrity Eva Longoria at the 11th Annual Environmental Media Awards ceremony in Los Angeles, CA.
Danny Seo was the fashion stylist and chose my jewelry for the actresses to wear.

2003 & 2004 Italy - stayed at 10 Corso Como in Milan met Carla Sozzani and Kris Ruhs - the hotspot for contemporary avant-garde artists - They invited me to show my jewelry there.

2007 to 2017 had a shop on Etsy


2000 "The Seven Phases of Creativity - Releasing the Muse from the Maze" - Kraftwerks Symposium - Ontario, California, USA
1989 Newport Artists Guild - Newport Art Museum - Newport, RI, USA
1989 Providence Art Club - Providence, RI, USA

International Jewelry Design Awards

1997 American Vision Award - First Place Professional Category, MJSA - USA - Design Rendering
1996 Ponte d'Oro Design Competition - Grand Prize winner $5000 - Italy - Design Rendering
1985 13th International Pearl Design Contest - Japan - Necklace of Gold and Pearls
1984 Spectrum Award - American Gem Trade Association - USA - Earrings of Gold, Sapphires and Pearls

Museum Collection

Oro d'Autore - Permanent Collection - Arezzo, Italy
The winning jewellery design rendering was manufactured into gold and diamonds by Falcinelli Diamonti Arezzo, Italy

Electronic Media - Studio Jeweler Susan Sarantos - Contemporary Jewelry Designers, Goldsmiths and Metalsmithing - Contemporary and Historical site about Newport, Rhode Island with an arts slant - Bettie Sarantos my mother's art website

The Today Show - Modern style sterling silver sea glass jewelry featured in an Earth Day Fashion show by Danny Seo April 24, 2001 - interview by Spencer Berger

Blue Goo - featured Metalsmith in an Artist Salon Ezine by Angie Jones - online Jewellery Magazine dedicated to all things gold: jewellery, fashion, lifestyle, history and culture
Contemporary Studio Jeweler SES The designer painted by artist Gogue


Etsy Metal Team 2010-2012

SNAG - The Society of North American Goldsmiths
. Member since 1981
. Board of Directors served from 1994-98
. Grants Coordinator 1994-1999 wrote NEA Grants (highest amount awarded $18,000.00) to support Metalsmith Magazine and SNAG membership programs
. Supplier Room Coordinator 1998-1999
. SNAG Auction Committee 1997-1999
. Nomination and Election Committee 1990-92
. Conference Committee Providence RI SNAG 1992
. MJSA SNAG booth coordinator 1992-1999 NYC NY, Providence RI (I brought the two organizations together)

MJSA - Manufacturing Jewelers and Suppliers of America
. I have been involved with MJSA since 1975 when I first started working with precious metal.
. Fashion Trade Show Committee May 1999
. Membership Guild Committee

AGTA - American Gem Trade Association - Contemporary Gemstone Artists
. 1995 Tucson Gem Fair Spectrum Award Designer
. 1996 Tucson Gem Fair Spectrum Award Designer

ASJH - American Society of Jewelry Historians

WJA - Women's Jewelry Association - New England

Arts and Cultural Alliance of Newport County
. Board of Directors 1992-1996 Founding Member

Antique & Period Jewelry & Gemstone Conference
. Staff Member July 23-27, 1999

Newport Art Museum

Newport Photographers Guild 1998

Galleries & Exhibitions

Bert Gallery - Providence, RI USA
. 1999 "Susan Sarantos" November/December
. 1993 "Mostly Mermaids"
. 1992 "Full Circle" solo show - Jewelry Designs using variations of the circle

DeBlois Gallery - Newport, RI USA
. 2001 "Glass & Metal" Exhibition of Precious Metal Jewelry Designs with Glass Artist Ian Silvia
. 1999 Christmas Show - 1998 Christmas Show - featured Jewelry Artist
. 1996 "SARANTOS" Mother Daughter show Jewelry and Paintings
. 1989 "SARANTOS" Solo Exhibition of Precious Metal Jewelry Designs and Renderings incorporating Gems and Found Objects

YAW Gallery - USA
. 1999 "Pieces That Serve" - Sterling Silver Ladle

Aaron Faber Gallery - New York NY USA
. 1997 "Ear Expo" - Juried show of Earrings by Contemporary Metal Artists
. 1997 Featured Jewelry Portfolio Artist

Artspace - Atlanta, GA USA
. 1991 "Angels" - featured angel earrings of 18 Karat Gold, Gemstone Beads and Pearls

Denovo Gallery - Palo Alto, CA USA
. 1991-1995 exhibiting jewelry artist

Hydrangea House Gallery - Newport, RI USA
. 1991 "Relatively Abstract" Mother/Daughter show - Ornaments for the Body and Paintings

J.H. Breakell & Co. - Newport, RI USA
. guest artist featuring my sea glass jewelry designs

Newport Art Museum - Newport, RI USA
. Museum Shop exhibiting jewelry artist

Philip David Gallery - CT USA
. 1991-1993 exhibiting jewelry artist

RISD - Providence, RI USA
. 1992-1994 RISD Museum Shop exhibiting jewelry artist
. 2001 RISD "GARDENART" - Rhode Island School of Design Exhibition featured Sterling Silver Vine Necklace

Sailor's Valentine Gallery - Nantucket, MA USA
. exhibiting Jewelry Artist featured a line of Mermaid Pins and Art Jewelry

Spectrum Masterworks Collection
. traveling jewelry exhibition 1991-1994 ( H. Stern, Nordstrom, Fortunoff, Illumina) - 18 Karat Yellow Gold Designs with Gemstones

Spring Bull Gallery - Newport, RI, USA
. 1994 "Dames Domain" Bosch * Hambleton * Sarantos

Sun Up Gallery - Westerly, RI USA
. 1992, 1993 exhibiting jewelry artist

National Ornamental Metal Museum
. 1988 "Fakes, Frauds and Forgeries" - featured a Sterling Silver and Gold Brooch with Rutilated Quartz

Jewelry Today International Design Competition
1988 SNAG Earring Competition - Juried show of Earrings by Contemporary Metal Artists


AJM Magazine - American Jewelry Manufacturer 1996, 1997
Jewellery International Magazine - 1995, 1996, 1997
JCK Magazine - Jewelers' Circular Keystone 1993, 1996
JQ Magazine - Jewelers' Quarterly 1995
Newport Life Magazine 1997
Newport This Week 1986, 1989, 1991, 1997, 1998
The Eagle 1984, 1985
National Jeweler Magazine 1984, 1985, 1993, 1994, 1996
Ornament Magazine 1986 2001
Newport Daily News 2001
Newport Life Magazine - Annual City Guide 2005


Newport Art Museum - Newport, RI, USA - Juried shows 1983, 1992
Scampground CD - "The Girl Ain't So Pretty" Cover Art 1994


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Original Modern Contemporary Jewelry Designs Created by Independent Studio Jeweler Goldsmith S.E. Sarantos ™
Newport Rhode Island USA 02840