Dear Orchid Friends,
It is with a heavy heart I make you aware of the passing of Bruce
Holmgrain CMBJ. He died Saturday after a long battle with lung
cancer. He leaves his wife and two children.
Bruce was the man who thirty years ago, handed me the knowledge for
a wonderful career. Under his tutelage in a four year apprenticeship,
I developed skills that have served me for all these many years.
He was the first Certified Master Bench Jeweler in the State of
I could only dream of having the skilled hands that he had.
Many of you may not have know him personally, but his posts here on
orchid were always well thought out and informative.
I will miss my mentor and dear friend.
Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers.
Lawrence M. Silva
Da Gama Designs