Carlos Diaz , born in Bogotá , Columbia fell in love with his craft at an early age. At 14 , Carlos became the apprentice of his uncle who was a silversmith. Later, Carlos learned the art of repousse and chasing from a Parisian Master silversmith named Gaston Avenel. At 23, Carlos worked in Ecuador for a few years making chalices for the church and hollowware for the embassy. In 1953 Carlos came to Tucson and began piecework for other jewelers.
By 1958 Carlos had opened his own business and a few years later had become incorporated. In 1978 , Carlos graduated from the Gemological Institute of America and holds a degree in gemology.
Now, after 50 years Carlos is still creating his own designs using silver, gold, turquoise,diamonds and a variety of other gemstones. In addition, Carlos is also well known for his custom work. Carlos and his silversmiths also produce special hollowware such as Chalices, baby cups, and other items such as letter openers, key chains, money clips, etc. Carlos also has a unique collection of genuine southwest Native American Jewelry.
Over the years Carlos has made many friends, and now he is very happy to be able to share his unique jewelry talents with new friends and customers via the world wide internet.
2815 North Campbell Avenue, Tucson, AZ
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Our store hours : open from Monday through Friday 09:30 am – 5:30 pm & Saturday 10:00 pm until 4:00 pm , see your there !