About the Author: Carlos Arizmendi

Carlos Arizmendi
Designer, Art & Gems Jewelers
I consider myself an average person with a passion for jewelry design • I've been around jewelers all my life, though never aspired to be a jeweler • I went back to school to learn computer programming but found it boring • There was no art in it • My design studio on Michigan Ave in Chicago has a great view of Lake Michigan • I retail online and trade custom work and repairs for jewelers in 7 different states • I love to exercise, watch movies, and admire sunsets • I can't wait to see what the future will bring!

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Meet the March Bridal Madness Champion

All about Carlos Arizmendi — the designer since day one

I was roughly 14 years old when my mom sent me to my uncle’s jewelry shop to lend a hand. I began as an errand boy, though unbeknownst to me, I was training to make jewelry. Most apprentices learn their craft by first doing repairs. However, my uncle taught me read more…