“I design and produce unique 14k and 18k gold settings that emphasize the beauty of colored gemstones.”
Victor Dworak took many classes in jewelry design and various techniques of jewelry making, studied with a retired master jeweler, Horace Wallace, took courses at the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) in Advanced Stonesetting and Advanced Gemology. He is a Certified Gemologist. His classmates, friends and co-workers were his first clients since 1972.
Victor’s engineering background enabled him to build most of his lapidary, faceting, and centrifugal casting equipment, as well as special fixtures to make his one-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry. He prides himself to use genuine gemstones only.
Each piece of Victor’s jewelry is unique, exquisite, and of lasting value. His hands are the only ones to touch it as he personally makes each piece from start to finish. Victor conceives the idea, sketches the design, carves the wax model, performs the lost-wax casting, sets each stone and completes the process with meticulous finishing work.
Victor Dworak has been selling his jewelry at the juried Art-A-Fair Festival in Laguna Beach, California every summer, July and August, since 1995. The Judith Hale Gallery has been representing his work since 1996.
His jewelry is in collections in the U.S., Europe, Australia and Japan.
In 1992 Victor Dworak was awarded a trophy for Best Guest Exhibitor at the Orange County Fair. He feels honored to have been chosen Best Jewelry Artist for 10 consecutive years by his fellow artists at the Art-A-Fair in Laguna Beach.
Victor Dworak is a member of the Metal Arts Society of Southern California, The Gem and Mineral Council of Los Angeles, and the Society of North American Goldsmiths.