My childhood was spent rock hunting with my dad, searching for garnets and fire opals in the hills of Idaho. My interest in rocks and unusual compositions has kept me intrigued through the years. Certification as a bench jeweler by the Gemological Institute of America opened up a new world of composition and color for me. I enjoy creating custom pieces and am always interested to see what treasures a new approach to the gold and gem combinations will yield.
When hand cutting my specially chosen stones, I plan for maximum brilliance. All my stones are cut deeply for maximum sparkle and brilliance – always above the critical angle. This means you cannot see through my hand cut stones. They radiate a rare depth of color that my customers comment on again and again.