Artistically Engineering the Earth’s Treasure into Hand-Crafted Wearable Art
The Earth’s Treasure
Yasha, which means guardian of the earth’s treasure is a captivating jewelry artist with inimitable artistic style. Her precious rare and natural gemstones wearable for luxury, leisure, professional and special events are timeless and exclusive for the modern day artisan women who knows the difference between common and exquisite. Her combinations of precious and one-of –a-kind natural gemstones artistically mixed with gold and silver have received increasing demand since 2014.
Yasha, aka Dr. Joie Taylor, earned a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from Cornell University and a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Clark Atlanta University. She has been called a modern day renaissance woman. She is a certified mediation guide/therapist, musician, dancer and jewelry artist. She practiced engineering and held a healing arts practice for over ten years when her hobby and passion as a jeweler became very successful. Her commitment to her passion has made thousands happy collectors of Yasha Jewels. All of Yasha's experience as an artist, healer, and engineer are embodied in Yasha Jewels. Each piece is handmade, cutting-edge, and masterfully innovative.
Yasha began as a self-taught bead-smith and then took 2 years of courses in the fundamentals of jewelry manufacturing, metal-smithing and gemstone setting at the Hui No'eau Visual Arts Center in Maui,Hawaii. She continues to handcraft pieces herself and works with a team of jewelers to manufacture her designs efficiently. In design she uses her engineering CAD design experience with Matrix for precision, 3D printing and casting. All of Yasha's experience as an artist, healer, and engineer are embodied in Yasha Jewels. Each piece is handmade, cutting-edge, and masterfully innovative.