Learning from the best, William F Martinek, I began my jewelry career working in the family store. Spending 27 years at Martinek’s Jewelers, I acquired my work ethic and jewelry knowledge from my dad “Mr. Martinek”. I enjoyed working with the finest gems, learned to engrave and do minor repairs during those years. In additional to my work experience, I studied Diamond Identification as well as Pearl and Bead Restringing with the Gemological Institute of America.