Thank you so much for joining me on “How To Make The Most Out Of Your Wedding Day!” Every other week this online program is here to help Brides and Grooms be introduced to some of the best wedding vendors in the industry. We’ll be sharing tips & tricks, along with features & benefits of why hiring professional vendors on your wedding day will not only save you time, but money & your sanity.
This is the page, where I’ll be chatting with some of the best Jewelers in the industry. From professionalism to personality, these are the ladies & gentlemen that I’ve had the honour of working with over the years.
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Mr. Stephen Arnold
F & C Creations
“All his life, Stephen has had a passion for art and jewelry. With a strong art background in oil painting and illustration, jewelry design came naturally to him. He started training as a silver smith when he was just 16 years old, learning how to solder, cast, finish, and wax carve over the next two years.
Stephen continued to work on jewelry (mainly as a silver smith) until he enrolled into the Gemological Institute of America in Carlsbad California. He enrolled and excelled in the Graduate Jeweler and jewelry design programs. While still enrolled, Stephen worked full time as bench jeweler in Pacific Beach as the ‘custom design jeweler’.
Immediately after GIA, Stephen took on a very rigorous and difficult apprenticeship at San Diego’s premier retailer Charles Koll Jewelers. It is there that Stephen learned the true meaning of quality craftsmanship, combining old world techniques with the latest in jewelry manufacturing technology under the strict observation of a master jeweler whose view of craftsmanship went only two ways; it was ‘bad’ or it was ‘perfect’.
Stephen would later voluntarily leave his apprenticeship to work for Niessing, a German jewelry designer and manufacturer and a pioneer in modern, minimalist European design. Stephen found himself sitting side by side with German goldsmiths and stone setters as part of his ongoing training to be able to work on the unique and high quality designs. As Niessing’s goldsmith for their North American operation, he executed all repairs and stone setting for their retail accounts. While working there, Stephen spent his free time experimenting with his own designs.
The influence of and European modern design inspired Stephen to create a jewelry company that could bridge this influence with traditional American glamour. Steering away from traditional American over load of pave stones, frills, and lace as well as adding more dimensions to the hard architectural designs of European Modern, Stephen has created F and C creations, a true American contemporary artist. Art combined with simple shapes, art you can wear.”