My Story

Creating jewelry has been a lifelong passion

A passion which began during a three-year goldsmith apprenticeship under a master goldsmith near Frankfurt, Germany, in 1983.

My journey brought me to California, where I worked for a custom goldsmith in the City of Orange, CA for 14 years, and added many more bench and stone setting skills to my repertoire of techniques. 

​In 1999, I embarked on my own business, designing and creating fine jewelry and selling the work at juried fine art festivals throughout the country.

​A dream came true in 2003; I became a proud citizen of the United States.

Materials and Technique

To give our clients the best wearability possible, I handcraft each piece out of a silver called Argentium Silver. It is a sustainably produced newer brighter-white silver alloy. Hypoallergenic and more tarnish-resistant, it has many additional benefits over traditional sterling silver. 

Conflict-free, sustainably produced, lab-grown diamonds accent our pieces.

The ancient gilding technique I use to embellish my work with 24K gold is called Keum-Boo.

Mission

​With this ancient technique, I create contemporary jewelry pieces that have a fun, lighthearted, everyday but tailored appeal, and my aim is to bring a smile to anyone's face who wears them.

Dorothee

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We are open to inquiries, questions, or to discuss custom orders. Please use the form below or call: 949.204.0429