I am a great Jewelry Historian. I find great fascination in the history of turn of the century (1890-1910) jewelry making. The craftsmen at this time were inspired to created jewelry of enduring beauty. Victorian, Art Nouveau, Arts & Crafts and Edwardian styles were the vogue in the jewelry world. Utilizing vintage designs, researching antique jewelry making techniques and hand fabricating gold and sterling jewelry is my passion. Locating and restoring antique jewelry steel stamping dies is a life goal. I have recently retired from teaching jewelry making in the Technical College System (MNSCU) here in Minnesota.