About the Artist

Welcome to R Cubed Jewelry, your source for individualized, handcrafted jewelry in sterling silver and gold with precious and semi-precious stones. Rebecca (Bekka) Ross Russell has been creating jewelry and metalwork since 2001, and takes great pride in creating truly unique pieces for each client. The goal is to provide you with a balance between wearable and art jewelry, staples and splurges, the everyday and the extraordinary. 

Rebecca Ross Russell is a graduate of Tufts University's prestigious combined degree program in conjunction with the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, graduating with a Bachelor's of Fine Arts in metalworking and jewelry and a Bachelor's of Arts with a major in Women's Studies. Her project "Gender and Jewelry: A Feminist Analysis" grew out of an ongoing process of questioning the societal underpinnings of her chosen medium, one she has worked in since her early teenage years. It is her deeply held hope that this will serve as an invitation for more critical reflection, from the scholarly community as well as from conscientious jewelers, on the origins of jewelry traditions and on the political and social statements (often unconsciously) conveyed through choice of adornment.

"The jeweler allows me to wear the sapphire blue lake on my finger, the emerald green leaves around my neck, and take the citrine sunset with me wherever I go.  Jewelry has become my daytime link to nature in an office with no windows.  And if I have to work late, there's nothing like diamond stars and a pearl full moon against an onyx night sky." 
~Astrid Alauda, 'Office With No Windows'

"These gems have life in them:  their colors speak, say what words fail of."
~George Eliot