Jarex is drawn to working with precious gems and metals because he seeks to create objects that will last for generations to come. Originally a graffiti artist and music producer, Jarex became completely deaf at the age of 30. In search of a new medium of creative expression, he began making jewelry with the mind to create more than just wearable pieces of fine art – he wanted to make future heirlooms. Much of Jarex’s is inspiration is derived from the occult tradition of hermetics; his work either represents a philosophy, tells a story, or is symbolic of a feeling or emotion that words cannot express. Jarex is committed to the traditional methods of fabrication used by goldsmiths for centuries before him. He feels that a human touch is the key element to the process of self-discovery and creative development.