A Master Goldsmith, I work in gold, silver, platinum, precious and semi-precious stones. Before bringing my jewelry-making skills to the U.S., I studied my craft under Master Goldsmiths and famed sculptors in the goldsmithing capitals of Germany (Regensburg, Munich, Nuremberg and Berlin). In the U.S., I was the first to execute a ring shank in platinum and high-karat gold that no other jeweler could produce. It was painstaking, labor-intensive and audacious – and it created a sensation in the jewelry world. I believe precious metals and stones have a spirit, a soul, a unique personality all their own, and that is where my love for my craft shines through. I do not “manufacture” jewelry, I create one-of-a-kind, organic works of art, art that enhances the spirit, the soul and the one-of-a-kind personality of the discerning woman or man who wears them. I am honored to bring that love to the many pieces that have graced such stars as Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Diane Keaton and Thandie Newton, on film and in real life. When you wear one of my pieces, you are wearing an expression of my love. I invite you to visit my gallery, Katja Designs in Healdsburg, California, where you are sure to find your very own one-of-a-kind soulmate set in silver, gold or platinum.