NAMED COOLEST JEWELER IN AMERICA, 2015

Biography of George Fox, C.G., G.G.

George FoxHistory

George Fox began creating jewelry at age sixteen for fun—and he’s still enjoying it! In high school Fox began consigning his creations and contracted to make large quantities of American Indian styled jewelry. After high school Fox worked for four years as a cine camera and lens technician at a Hollywood studio. But Fox missed making jewelry and so opened his first store in Venice, CA. In 1986 he opened a successful trade shop, performing repairs and custom design for numerous jewelry stores. In 1998 Fox and his wife Debbie moved to Ventura and opened Fox Fine Jewelry with just 100 square foot of retail area. Fox’s reputation for unique designs, impeccable craftsmanship and honest practices created a dedicated following. After becoming an American Gem Society store, Fox Fine Jewelry expanded in 2014 to their modern and inviting 2,000 square foot showroom. In 2015, Fox received the highest award in the jewelry industry, America's #1 Coolest Jeweler.

Education

Fox continually seeks to increase his expertise in jewelry and gemology. He became a Graduate Gemologist in 1984 from the Gemological Institute of America, and a Certified Gemologist in 2004 from the American Gem Society. Throughout his career, Fox has continued to take classes in multiple disciplines of jewelry design and creation. Always learning what’s new, Fox was one of the first adopters of platinum techniques, laser welding and computerized jewelry design.

Artist Statement

"As a jewelry maker, my intention is to create wearable, tactile symbols for people to commemorate the large and small events of their lives."

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