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Hi, I’m artist Patrick Barnes. Welcome to my all new website showcasing my fine jewelry. Please look around, I’m sure you’ll enjoy what you find here. It is still under construction but new information is added every day!

Hand Sanitizer

Posted by on Mar 23, 2020 in Blog | 0 comments

Hand Sanitizer

This is a warning to all that have inlay jewelry, primarily rings. Please take off your jewelry before applying hand sanitizer because the alcohol in the sanitizer will dissolve the epoxy holding the inlay in the jewelry. It can cause the inlay to fall out.

Thank you and stay safe during these difficult times.

Patrick Barnes

Pink Sapphire

Posted by on Mar 20, 2020 in Blog | 0 comments

Pink Sapphire

A customer recently asked me “what can you do in the way of a pink color for a ring”. I immediately thought, Pink Sapphire! It’s a fantastic choice for a ring not only because of it’s amazing color but has all the wonderful qualities of a Sapphire. Great hardness and beautiful light refraction. It makes a great choice for an engagement ring for someone that want’s something different.

Birdseye Kingman Turquoise

Posted by on Feb 20, 2020 in Blog | 0 comments

Birdseye Kingman Turquoise

How about some Birdseye Kingman Turquoise in your next piece of jewelry!

Engagement Rings

Posted by on Jan 30, 2020 in Blog | 0 comments

This is the beginning of Engagement Ring and Wedding Ring Season!

Way to go Jake!

Posted by on May 8, 2019 in Blog | 0 comments

Way to go Jake!

This has to be my favorite proposal photo ever taken by one of my customers, “Jake”.  It’s on a mountain top in New Zealand with the helicopter in flight in the background which had just dropped them off.

Just purchased two 1 carat round Diamonds at a wholesale Auction!

Posted by on Aug 7, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

If you are, or are soon to be, in the market for a 1 carat round Diamond….. then look no further!  I just won two auctions featuring 1 carat round Diamonds.  Both stones are Certified with the GIA and come will Certificates.  I won them at amazing prices well below market value.  Just call me or email me and I’ll give you all of the spacifics.

Patrick L Barnes

Now on Facebook

Posted by on May 15, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

I finally bit the bullet, and after many requests I started a Facebook Page.   Look for Southwest Originals on Facebook!  Friend me!

Countdown to Christmas!

Posted by on Aug 20, 2012 in Blog | Comments Off on Countdown to Christmas!

It’s hard to believe, but it’s already time to begin that yearly planned countdown to December 25th.  As you might already know, I custom make most of my designs which usually takes 4 weeks.  Please keep that in mind when planning on a gift for Christmas.

Welcome!

Posted by on Jan 2, 2012 in Blog | 0 comments

Hi, I’m artist Patrick Barnes. Welcome to my all new website showcasing my fine jewelry. Please look around, I’m sure you’ll enjoy what you find here.  It is still under construction but new information is added every day!