Designing and fabricating fine jewelry has become second
nature to me over the years. I work with
all precious metals and colored gems of all kinds, creating one-of-a-kind
pieces, most of them commissioned by customers here and abroad. I love the fact that the earth produces such
marvels like silver and gold and gems in amazing colors. It makes me happy to showcase those treasures
in a way that someone else can wear and enjoy and add yet another dimension
with personal meaning to my one-of-a-kind pieces.
I also teach jewelry making, paint originals in pastel or
oils and have greeting cards printed of all my art work, including some of my
I am a native of the French part of Switzerland and
graduated from L’Ecole d’art appliqué of La Chaux-de-Fonds in Switzerland as a
professional goldsmith in 1979.
Then, I worked as a goldsmith in Geneva Switzerland for
Patek Philippe, later on at Bucherer in sales and did some custom designing, before
moving to Mount Vernon, WA in 1985.