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After immigrating from Germany, Petra Class, a classically trained goldsmith, founded a small jewelry design studio in San Francisco. Since then it has grown into an atelier where a small team of gifted metal smiths create an ever growing collection of sculptural, contemporary jewelry. High karat gold and gemstones are fabricated into wearable works of art.
Petra's approach to jewelry making is informed foremost by the European tradition of applied art. She limits herself to creating jewelry that is wearable and utilizing materials traditionally perceived as precious. Within these limitations, she develops her own language, hoping to be able to not only communicate her sensibilities but also a contemporary aesthetic.