Master Goldsmith and stone setter, Claude DeShazo has a long, exciting relationship with jewelry! He started his jeweler career many years ago as an apprentice in California working for a family-owned jewelry store. There he learned the basics such as polishing stones but he watched and learned all he could and at every turn. Over time he learned to repair solid Gold watches and jewelry, cut opals and more. He moved to Tuscan where he started a family and began doing trade work on his own. He worked with many jewelry stores while being his own boss and raising a family. He attended GIA (Gemological Institute of America) classes and became certified in advanced stone setting and platinum.