ARTISTS


Stephen

Stephen Isley

As a young boy growing up in Southern California, Stephen would regularly walk by a jewelry design studio and observe the jewelers creating their masterpieces. Inspired by their work, Stephen knew one day he would also design and have his own studio. 

In the early 1970's, Stephen took a road-trip to Montana and immediately fell in love with the beautiful glaciers and small town lifestyle of Whitefish, MT. 

Over the last 40 years, Stephen's passion for Montana (Yogo) Sapphires has inspired him to create beautiful and unique pieces of jewelry. Because of his love for Montana (Yogo) Sapphires, he has been able to cultivate relationships with different mine and gem brokers throughout the state.


I have Sapphire fever! I’m fortunate to live in Montana, one of the most beautiful states! It has the best of everything that Mother Nature has to offer!
— Stephen Isley

Cindy

Cindy Just

Cindy has always had a love for all things art and in her early teens started to pursue her art career.  Oil paint was her first medium, and then came watercolor.  Being a self-taught artist allowed her to explore many aspects of the art culture, including merchandising and metalsmithing.

After many inspirational visits to Yellowstone Park and the Grand Tetons, she made the move from Southeastern Idaho to Whitefish, Montana hoping to get a creative spark from Glacier National Park.

Once she moved to Whitefish, she had the opportunity to design jewelry & to be an apprentice metalsmith.  


I love that we get to own a business in a small town, like Whitefish. It truly is the community that keeps us excited & motivated!
— Cindy Just

Stephen first met Cindy, in 1988 while she was apprenticing as a silversmith & jewelry designer. They knew it was love, two of them both had the same dream in life - Owning their own gallery.

When Cindy met Stephen she knew that the partnership would be everlasting not only in business but in life.  She and Stephen are great design team.  Having different styles, they bounce ideas off each other and the final design concept is a combination of both styles.

Cindy and Stephen's collaboration to create a jewelry design studio has proven to be a successful venture. The gallery has a very welcoming atmosphere.  It does not only have jewelry but it is filled with art, antiquities and lodge furnishings   There is something for everyone.  

This artistic couple is continuously inspired by one another. Their styles are different, yet they collaborate together and blend the perfect amount of male & female concepts.

With over 30 years of experience, Stephen has earned the title of master goldsmith and an award-winning designer. He has built a reputation for skillful workmanship with use of quality gemstones.

Cindy&Stephen