MEET THE ARTIST
My passion for jewelry design began at a young age. I have fond memories of spending time with my father when he worked as a jeweler in New Orleans. I would devote countless hours to observing him at his work-bench, and after seeing the process I cannot recall wanting to do anything else.
After many years of working as a bench jeweler, I developed a high degree of technical ability. My designs are composed of precious metals, and are accented with intricate hand engraving and semi-precious stones. I incorporate bold shapes, clean lines, and contrasting textures within an abstract frame.
My process begins with a sketch directly on the metal. I then use that sketch as a guide when I hand-engrave. When the carving is complete, tiny holes are drilled, and using the very fine blade of a jeweler’s saw, the piece is carefully pierced. I then fabricate and solder the piece together and any additional embellishments or stones are attached. After these steps I hand polish the piece using a buffing wheel. Any finish, such as “satin”, textures are done last.
My jewelry creates casual elegance with a timeless appeal. All of my pieces can be worn with ease, whether you are wearing blue jeans, business casual, or a cocktail dress.