Are you wondering if I’m educated enough to be your jeweler of choice?
I’m a second generation jeweler, but not only be one parent, by both. I’ve grown up in the jewelry industry and have given it everything I have for over 20 years. I’d like to think all of my work experience with gems and metals would be enough, but I’m a lifelong learner and the below list of credentials shows this well:
Graduate Gemologist, Gemological Institute of America – Carlsbad, California 1999
Gemstone Carving Practical, Master Carver Hans Ulrich Pauly – Idar-Oberstein, Germany 2001
Associate of Arts (Fine Art, Art History & Accounting) University of West Florida – Pensacola, Florida 2004
Graduate Jeweler, Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts – San Francisco, California 2005
Certified Senior Bench Jeweler, Jewelers of America 2005
Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting, Belmont University – Nashville, Tennessee 2011
Stone Setting Comprehensive, New Approach School for Jewelers – Nashville, Tennessee 2014
Rendering with Remy Rotenier, New Approach School for Jewelers – Nashville, Tennessee 2014
That’s all great, right, but wonder if I’m experienced enough?
It’s one thing to know how to identify gems and another to make jewelry
and quite another to bring those skills together with a creative and logical mind
to design FUNctional jewelry. But that’s what I strive to do. I’m always learning and trying to implement to the best of my abilities.
Gemologist Jeweler Nashville
I am a Gemologist with an on-site diploma from GIA in Carlsbad, CA and have been the Treasurer of the Middle Tennessee GIA Alumni for 2 years running. I am a Jeweler, active in the jewelry community of Nashville, TN, the United States, Canada and abroad, attending classes for myself as well as cheering on others.