I am Rita-Livia Erikson. I was born in 1990 in Tallinn, Estonia, and grew up near the capital, surrounded by nature.
I studied jewelry art in Estonian Academy of Arts, in the Department of Jewelry and Blacksmithing, and currently operate mostly in Tallinn. Since my graduation in 2012, I’ve been making jewelry freelance. I prefer using classical goldsmithing technologies and materials, like silver, gold, and natural gemstones in my creations. Since the fall of 2015, I spent 6 months in the United States where I studied faceting stones and widened tremendously my knowledge and skills in the world of colored stones. In 2017 I also worked as a gem cutter for a ruby mining company in Mozambique.
Jewelry and gemstones are my life’s big passion and joy. Starting from the year 2016 I’ve been going annually to the biggest gem and mineral show in Tucson, Arizona. It has given me the chance to hand pick every cut and rough stone I’ve brought back with me, and also to keep myself up to date with the latest news and discoveries in the gem industry.
The secand half of the year 2018 I spent studying gemology full time at Gemological Institute of America (GIA) in Bangkok. I did the Graduate Colored Stones Program which means I concentrated thoroughly on getting to know and to identify different gemstones used in jewelry. Spending those months living in a place I consider to be the heart of the world of colored stones, I got very familiar with the gemstone market and expanded greatly my knowledge and skills in gem cutting and polishing.
Learning and self development never end and I see every new challenge as a new opportunity to discover and do something new.
I’ve found it difficult to express myself in words. But if one picture says more than a thousand words, then a piece of jewelry tells a worldful of stories on its own. With its wearer a new unique whole is formed.
To me, jewelry is something very personal that’s beauty and value are lasting. I enjoy creating beautiful things, working with my hands, and new exciting challenges in the field that I love.
I design and fabricate custom jewelry, and I also make some smaller series of jewelry.
If gemstone is one of the most important parts in a piece of jewelry, then why not choose something really special and unique?
In addition to cutting, recutting, and
carving gems I offer the service of identifying gemstones.
Don’t hesitate to contact me with your inquiries!