My creations lie at the intersection of storytelling, craftsmanship and technology and feature rich surface patinas, unusual textures, detailed precision, and a wide range of materials. I was highly influenced by three wonderful professors that believed that good design and composition outweigh materials and precious materials alone do not equate value.
I am an artist, jewelry designer, metalsmith and G.I.A. certified gemologist living in Orange County, CA. I studied jewelry design and metalsmithing at California State University - Long Beach and graduated with a BFA in 3D-Media with an emphasis in metal. After graduation, I continued my education at the Gemological Institute of America - Santa Monica and graduated from the resident gemologist program for gemology, colored stone grading, and diamond grading. I have been designing and creating jewelry for 25 years.