Born in Rio De Janero, to a Greek father and Brazilian mother, I was fortunate enough to be taught the skills of a master craftsman from my father. I started at the age of 10 to learn the art of jewelry making and at an early age loved the craft. As I got older, I searched to learn from other masters who were experts in certain fields of jewelry making, such as setting, hand carving and certain techniques that each had to make jewelry. I am truly proud to say that I am one of the few craftsman that still incorporates the old school teachings in making handmade jewelry. So now I put all of these learned skills together after 50 years to Design my own jewelry.