I began my jewelry career as a Fine Arts student at Towson State University in the Baltimore area. I hold two BS degrees- one in English and the other in Fine Art with my emphasis on Jewelry / Metalsmithing. So of course my parents thought they would be supporting me for the rest of my life as a starving artist. However, I was fortunate enough to get started in this business while still in school. I got my first job helping with a small production line of handmade sterling silver jewelry. Shortly after that I began an apprenticeship in a small retail store doing repairs and eventually custom designs of my own. I was glad to have a patient and knowledgeable teacher.
So years later I now have my own shop here in the oldest diamond district in the country... Philadelphia's Jeweler's Row. I have made a lot of great friends and colleagues here on "The Street" as they all call it. Wax carvers, gold casters, polishers, engravers, stone cutters, you name it- we've got it all here. So even if you think I can't get something done, just give me a try.