For nearly 50 years Jim Grahl has been devoted to jewelry and industrial design. His training initiated with a Los Angeles workshop that was the contract manufacturer for Van Cleef and Arpels, Gump's, Pierre Touraine and others that were the foundation of the West Coast's fine Art-Jewelry establishment. He has formal apprenticeships in Pave' setting (Gerardo Terranova) and ancillary training in platinum-smithing, machining, and antique musical restoration. His personal business J.Grahl Design was founded at the outset and has been in continuous operation for 47 years. Jim Grahl has projects available for live viewing at the Museum at the Gemological Institute of America as well as The San Diego Natural History Museum.