I have been in the jewelry business for over 40 years,most of the time in the repair end. I have owned two stores and have of late been mostly involved in creating my own silver jewelry. My influences have tended to be mostly geometric styles but am now working in a more naturalistic vein. Living on the coast of Maine, the combination of the two seems to be perfectly normal. I continue to try to find the best combination of gemstones and the shape of the mountings.