Who is Don Mariachi
Since I was a little boy, I have been fascinated by sparkling stones and shiny metals. My 20-year career as a dental technician reinforced my enthusiasm for different materials and love for details. Therefore, in 2020 I decided to take a new path and turned my passion into a profession.
In August 2021, I passed the journeyman’s exam, and in May 2022 the master’s exam to become a gold- and silversmith.
During this time, I also started my own gemstone-cutting business.
I make sure that the Gemstones I work with are mined and traded as sustainably and transparently as possible. Therefore, I mainly buy rough stones that I cut myself. Unfortunately, a hundred percent guarantee for sustainable and transparent stones is still limited, so I minimize the possibilities of exploitation as much as possible. Therefore I sometimes harvest stones myself.
I work exclusively with recycled gold and silver which is processed by a German gold refinery.