Steven Kretchmer American Jewelry Innovator
Steven Kretchmer is well known as one of the most visible innovators in American Jewelry. Those who knew Steven well witnessed his passion and commitment to the continued exploration of the convergence of art and science in precious metals. He worked tirelessly towards the invention of new metal alloys and techniques while testing the limits of physics with his innovative designs. His passion for discovery was boundless.
Steven earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Rhode Island School of Design, a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Michigan, and worked at prestigious jewelry firms in Milan and New York. He established Steven Kretchmer Design in 1991.
During his career, he has received numerous awards for his success in extending the boundaries of fine jewelry design. He has also been granted numerous patents for precious metal products inventions and alloys.
Steven Kretchmer's signature collections fall into two groups. Magnetic Polarium and his Tension-Set Jewelry.