In the early 1980s, I officially started Rick Mahonski Goldsmith’s as a business. For the past 28 years, my work on the jewelry bench has become a passion. That passion is translated to each piece I design and create in my studio. Like many artists I have been greatly influenced by the history of art throughout civilization. Many of my pieces reflect styles from past great civilizations such as the Greeks, Romans, and Medieval Times, to name a few. In studying architecture from these great civilizations and combining them with contemporary concepts, gives me a great opportunity to create pieces that can adorn the body with a graceful beauty from old and new. Many designs are my interpretation from a long forgotten time.