Jewelry Design Center

Russell Hutcheson

Master Jeweler

Russell is a 3rd generation jeweler as well as a master jeweler. He is a lapidary artisan as well as an expert in cutting natural stones. Russell is also an expert at setting diamonds and colored stones.

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Irene Cristiani

CEO, Jewelry Design Center


Irene oversees the day to day operations and overall business management. She is a jeweler as well as jewelry designer with high end pearls and beads being one of her specialties. She is an expert on pearls, pearl stringing and re-stringing.

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Ellen Solomons

Jewelry Designer, Instructor


Ellen R Solomons has been teaching at Jewelry Design Center for 5 years. She has an extensive background in jewelry design and fabrication from the University of Connecticut, University of Georgia and Massachusetts College of Art. She is a certified teacher of Precious Metal Clay.

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Jason Marien

Master Jeweler, Gemologist


Jason is an award-winning goldsmith with 22 years of experience in the jewelry field. Jason began his career early by taking classes here at Jewelry Design Center while still in high school.
He found he had a passion for jewelry and decided to further his studies by attending and graduating from the Gemological Institute of America in California.


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