Van Warren was the artist who made various sterling silver and brass items sold during the 1980's via Stevens Magic. This included the "Four Magical Elements", sterling runes, a nice multi-coin coin in bottle set, and Himber rings. Here's a pic of some of his stuff which I have:
http://www.geocities.com/ottomatik@sbcg ... Index.html
None of his stuff was inexpensive, but it's very hiqh quality (and you're paying for the materials). I haven't seen or heard anything from him in recent years and was just wondering if he's still doing sculpting, active in magic manufacturing, etc. I believe he lived in Arizona or New Mexico. Very nice guy.