Michael started making copper enamel jewelry in 1965, moved into silver in 1966, and started working in gold, designing and creating one of a kind jewelry and objets d'art in 1968. In 1973 his soon to be bride, Judy began working with him. When Michael began an almost 20 year hiatus from actively working in gold, Judy continued honing her skills in gem carving and fabrication, earning her Graduate Gemologist degree from the GIA in 1992 and teaching jewelry making and design at the Longboat Key Art Center from 1989 to 1999, specializing in individual instruction in hand wrought jewelry fabrication. Most of the work in the current collection is hers.

   Their work has been shown in fine stores and galleries in Arizona, California, Florida, Michigan, New Mexico, New York and Rhode Island. It has also appeared in The International Festival of Enamels, The California Design Show, The New York Opera Guild's Golden Jubilee Collection National Tour, Florida Craftsman Exhibition and several times in the American Crafts Council South-Eastern Regional Spotlight Exhibition. Two of Judy's pieces also appeared in the Spring, 2007 edition of Gems and Gemology

   While they occasionally do small limited production runs of some designs, 98% of their work is one of a kind fabrication in 18 karat yellow, red, green and white gold with occasional 24 karat highlights. Their work ranges from contemporary to traditional, because they find beauty in many forms. Many of their more intricate pieces are designed around gemstones one of them has hand carved. When not setting stones carved in their own shop, they particularly like to work with uniquely cut or faceted gemstones.


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