I’ve been involved in the jewelry business for over thirty years. I
began lapidary work as a teenager. I attended the American School of
Diamond Cutting for two years in the early '70s. I studied
goldsmithing under a master goldsmith who first trained in Russia
between 1908 and 1914. I became a GIA certified Gemologist in the
early 1980s. I have owned my own jewelry business since 1976.