About Carl Blackburn
Carl Blackburn belongs to that select group of jewelry designers whose work is showcased in both metropolitan art galleries and fine high-street stores.
Born into a family of jewelers, Blackburn began his career in the late 1980’s and gradually built a devoted clientele. His iconic jewelry forged by a passion for nature, history, architecture, and fashion has been featured in dozens of fine jewelry magazines in the United States and around the world.
During the early part of this century, Blackburn developed a wide ranging collection of platinum and 18k fine jewelry that became what is currently known as the Beverley K Collection, one of the United States’ best selling fine jewelry collections.
Today, Carl Blackburn’s vintage-inspired couture jewelry ranges from garden motif eternity bands to micro-set engagement rings, and from Edwardian style earrings and pendants to pavé diamond bracelets. Each piece reflects the Old World craftsmanship that elevated fine jewelry from the province of simple ornamentation to the realm of wearable Art. Blackburn’s skilled artisans work in both platinum and 18k gold, excelling in the time-honored traditions of hand-engraving, delicate wire filigree, and hand-milgraining.
In addition to his work as a sought-after jewelry designer, Blackburn is one of the most recognized luxury estate buyers in the United States. Leveraging his global expertise as a fine jewelry designer and manufacturer, Blackburn helps his wealthy clientele get the best possible cash payments for their fine estate jewelry, large carat diamonds, and luxury timepieces.
About Dikran Nodznaia – House of Dasheen Jewelry Studio
Master goldsmith Dikran Nodznaia – The House of Dasheen Jewelry Studio is the design partner on Carl Blackburn’s Ten Year Anniversary Collection (2015): The Roman Garden—transforming Blackburn’s design inspiration into wearable fine jewelry art made by hand.
Dikran has been involved in fine jewelry making for over 30 years. He is a master bench jeweler who is an accomplished artisan in creative model making, diamond and gem setting, hand-engraving, and hand filigree.
Before establishing his own artisan studio in California, Dikran accumulated a vast amount of knowledge in the jewelry industries of Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the USA, working with an international network of jewelry factories, suppliers, and gem & diamond dealers.
His exemplary craftsmanship, precision, and knowledge eventually earned him a position as head of product development for Charriol-USA and Delatori, where he oversaw the creation of their branded jewelry collections, traveling extensively to factories to ensure quality and the implementation of the brands’ ethos.
Today, Dikran is the owner of the House of Dasheen Jewelry Studio in La Jolla (CA), from where he has teamed with Carl Blackburn to develop the designer’s highly-anticipated 10th Anniversary Collection and serving clients who wish to commission exceptional bespoke fine jewelry in 18k gold and platinum.