The Educator Artist

Anyone who has met Ronda has a story about her. She’s an Argentium pioneer, a sought-after instructor, a renowned goldsmith and, well, a firecracker who truly loves what she does and has the rare ability to inspire that love in her students. She returned to jewelry making in her 40s and quickly became a powerhouse name in the industry. She won the Saul Bell Design Award in 2002 and is one of the world’s foremost experts on Argentium. Our favorite Ronda moment? When we asked her why she makes jewelry, and she replied: “Because it makes my heard pound.”