I started buying and selling antique jewelry when I was 17 and soon had a burning desire to learn everything I could about gems and jewelry fabrication. I opened my first retail storefront in Long Beach, California in 1970, eventually owning and operating 4 stores in California over a period of 17 years. I went on to complete courses at the Gemological Institute of America, taught myself silver and gold work, and have since amassed a substantial library on the art and science of jewelry making. By 2008, with the taxation and regulatory burdens of doing business in California becoming unbearable, my husband and I moved to Las Cruces, and found a vibrant artistic community centered around the downtown Farmers and Crafters Market. Unfortunately due to the changes caused by COVID-19 we have suspended our participation in public events for the time being, and shifted our focus to online sales. I specialize in unique gold and sterling silver designs reflecting the cultural heritage of the Southwest, and an increasingly large volume of repairs, precision laser welding, modifications and special orders. I have maintained an active listing by the Jewelers Board of Trade since 1998, and been a member of Manufacturing Jewelers and Suppliers of America since 2010.
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