The Designer "I've always been an artist, creating and building since I was a child. Whether it was with Crayons, Lego, or whatever I could get my hands on, I would craft and build something out of nothing at any given chance" As an outside-the-box thinker David developed into an independent artist, studying and exploring on his own. After graduating from college with a degree not in art, but in philosophy and economics, David immediately found his true calling when he tried his hand at a local jewelry making class. Subsequently he was accepted as an apprentice for a renowned master French Jeweler. It was there that he was taught in the Old-World tradition of fine hand-made jewelry craftsmanship. Much like a scene out of the Karate-Kid movie, he was first taught the painstaking process of learning each tool of the trade and how to maintain it. He would then begin to master each step in the jewelry making process. David further honed his craft for the next decade at work as a bench jeweler in two of the industry's top trade workshops. Moving quickly up the ranks David began designing and dealing with the clients directly. In 2000 David opened his own studio and began building his reputation as one of the premier custom fine jewelry designers and craftsmen in the industry today. A student of life, David enjoys studying architecture, art and astronomy. He lives in Brooklyn, New York in a 160-year old converted church. A second affordable collection which is in the works is named after and inspired by his new and jewelry-loving wife Helena Grace.