I have been fascinated with gemstones since I began collecting quartz as a child, an interest that has led me to travel around the USA, to India and the Far East to meet and learn from world-renowned gem cutters and jewelers.
Now, I create elegant silver, gold, palladium and platinum settings for the extraordinary jewels and gems that inspire my imagination at my studio in Alameda, California.
Each piece I make is informed by my deep appreciation for nature, the origins, quality and historical value of gemstones combined with my extensive study of metalsmith and jewelry design.
Engagement, wedding and high-fashion rings, pendants, earrings and bracelets are often forged to order, a collaboration between artist and client. In addition to custom orders, my offerings include full-repair service and restoration of antique jewelry.
By replacing missing or damaged stones, polishing or refining worn metals, hammering or reforming metals then re-setting gemstones into entirely new pieces, I am able to bring new life to aging jewelry.
In my hands, elegance and beauty become comfortable to wear and destined to be treasured for generations to come.