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Designer Jewelry created by Peter Kalina &Rebecca Ashton
In 1969, Peter Kalina established himself as a jewelry artist in San Francisco while working on his degree in the School of Environmental Design at the University of California-Berkeley. In 1979, Rebecca Ashton, who had finished her degree in design and had established herself as a glass artist in the Lake Tahoe, CA area joined forces with Peter and together they displayed their individual work at galleries and art shows. Eventually they became a husband and wife team focusing together exclusively on their jewelry line which was designed, manufactured, and sold by them at their store in North Lake Tahoe for five years and at juried art shows throughout the United States for the last 35 years. In 2003, after many years of traveling for business, Peter and Rebecca decided to realize their long time dream of slowing down a bit and making Maui their full time home. Today, they still pursue their work in a less stressful fashion while enjoying the home they designed and built in upcountry Kula.
About Our Jewelry
For over forty years the goal of our work has stayed true to Peter’s original aim of creating well crafted, timeless, signature pieces of various design according to our design series focus of the time. Because of our longevity in working together creatively and technically, our body of work is quite diverse. The method of metal work we use is known as lost wax casting and or fabrication. Our love of finely cut and well polished quality gemstones typically leads us to select a stone or combination of stones in creating a given piece. Various types of finish work and precise stone setting, most of which are technical and time consuming, is reflected in each piece of finished jewelry. Needless to say, we take great care and pride in what we create in hope of pleasing those who have viewed and purchased our work from all over the world through the years.
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