There is something magical about the act of creation: by making things, we both understand and express ourselves. My work embraces materials, techniques and traditions of both the ancient and the recent past, but explores forms and uses relevant to the present and the future. The primary materials include, 18k white, yellow, and rose gold, sterling silver, high quality colored gemstones, diamonds, and occasionally found objects. I usually find my initial inspiration in gemstones and design by sketching. Aside from some hand-fabricated work, I create most of my pieces using a CAD program and 3D wax printer and then proceed to cast and set stones. I always aspire to create art which enriches appearance and reciprocal understanding.