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.