Steven Kretchmer is world-renowned for his use of unique precious metals, such as 18k blue gold and mokume gane, as well as his signature Tension-Set jewelry.
Steven earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Rhode Island School of Design and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Michigan. He has worked with several prestigious jewelry firms in New York and Milan, and in 1991he founded Steven Kretchmer Design, Inc. in Los Angeles.
During his career, Steven has received numerous awards for his continual success in extending the boundaries of fine jewelry design. He has also been granted a number of patents for precious metal product inventions and alloys, including multicolored layered golds, tension settings, and Polarium, a permanently magnetic platinum alloy.
“I design future classics that become heirlooms…precious pieces, created by rare techniques. I do not redo what has been done.”