Bruce Magnotti

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Bruce Magnotti has been referred to as "the Andy Warhol of Seattle". While Andy Warhol's milieu was sex and Campbell soup cans, Magnotti's is sensuality and the nature of spirituality. His media is similar, i.e. film, print, and the cooperative nature of the art expression. His lodge like home over Alki Beach is called the Art Castle by many, he calls it "The Factory West", actually in memory of Andy Warhol and his work in New York City in the last century.

Bruce has also been called the "Lord of the Rings" by Seattle Metropolitan Magazine for his bold and unique designs of the classic solitaire cocktail ring.

Bruce has also been titled, by Fox News, "The first green jeweler on the planet..." for his dedication to recycling estate jewelry and gemstones in all his designs, his insistence on the zero conflict nature of the gemstones, and his refusal to outsource any of the workmanship in the production of his jewelry or components.

Bruce Magnotti has been a photographer and videographer for most of his life. He has worked throughout the world including Western and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and throughout the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.

He has filmed in diverse places such as the Jerusalem Theater and the Hamburg State Opera House, the Pine Barrens of New Jersey and the Hoh Rain Forest in Washington State. His photos have appeared on magazine covers and articles throughout the world. His art photos have been displayed in galleries from coast to coast including cities such as San Francisco, Seattle, as well as Boston, Washington, D.C. and New York.

Celebrity jeweler and designer Bruce Magnotti, titled "The Lord of the Rings" in the December 2006 issue of the magazine Seattle Metropolitan, has been creating unique jewelry designs since 1997. His jewelry has appeared in virtually every magazine published in the Pacific Northwest as well as many national sources such as US Magazine, People, Lucky, even The Wall Street Journal.

During the 2007 Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, Bruce Magnotti's solid gold and platinum cocktails rings were worn by everyone from Elizabeth Shatner, to Shaun Toub, and to Tanya Tucker during the shooting of the first segment of her reality show, Tuckerville.

Fox News declared him, "...the first green jeweler in the U.S." for his dedication to recycling both the precious metals and the gemstones in his popular cocktail rings. The bands are recycled and refinished wedding bands, some from over a century ago. The gems are from estate sources throughout the world or from certified "zero conflict" areas of the world.

Bruce has worked as a jewelry wardrobe designer for numerous television shows and participated in fashion events for the MTV Music Video Awards in 2003, the Billboard Awards in 2004, the Al Green Tribute in 2005, and many others including the Emmy's in 2007.

Washington Magazine (Summer 2009 in press) refers to Bruce Magnotti as "Seattle's Andy Warhol" for "the diverse and prolific nature of Magnotti's art". Magnotti has captured the attention of many, including J.J.McKay, titled Seattle's Perle Mesta by the Seattle Times. He has also titled Bruce as Seattle's "Wharholian" character.

Magnotti's sense of style, his authorship of everything from religion, psychological theory, antique price guides, and poetry, his world renowned photography and erotic videography, his video editing, music mixing, and aerial arts performance, as well as his unique green jewelry design have created a mystique about him that is unparalleled.

Washington Magazine:

"His rings have made red carpet appearances at the MTV Video Music Awards, The Billboard Awards, The Screen Actors Guild Awards and even the Emmy's by adorning stars including Ziggy Marley, Stevie Wonder, Ted Danson, Paris Hilton and even Britney Spears. These days, everything is going green and Bruce Magnotti is leading the charge in the fashion world with his line of eco-friendly cocktail rings made from recycled gemstones like garnet, sapphire and citrine set onto vintage gold wedding bands. "