Brian founded Pietra Jewelry in 1976 after studying goldsmithing in Italy. A member of the Gem Institute of Amercia (GIA), Graduate of SFSU in Creative Arts BA and past owner of three Jewelry stores in California, Brian continues education as his main goal.

He is an Award Winner of numerous Best of Shows as well as Best of Categories in Fine Art Festivals on the West Coast. A distinguished leader in customer service, Brian is excited about creating new designs for his clients using their existing diamonds and loose colored gems.

"The gems I love to work with are Tanzanite, Gold Quartz , Watermelon Tourmaline , Boulder Opals, as well as diamonds, sapphires and rubies. I love getting to know the customers and taking them through the steps of creating an original hand-crafted art form. Regardless of the jewelry you purchase, you can be assured that every effort will be made to bring you satisfaction, happiness, and confidence in your new Gold And Precious Gem Design."