Artistically Engineering the Earth’s Treasure into Hand-Crafted Wearable Art
Brilliant quality is obvious in Yasha’s hand selected gemstones. From diamonds and opals, to turquoise and larimar each gemstone is carefully selected and set in pieces to be worn everyday or for that special occasion. Gemstones are the earth’s treasures that carry qualities of that enhance the value of our lives. These treasures are timeless and can be worn from generation to generation.
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 worked as an engineering and held a healing arts practice for over ten years. After a few years of success with her hobby and passion as a jeweler she decided to focus her attention. 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.