Beyond a perfectly trained eye for quality diamonds, Dean has been designing jewelry since his high school days when an art teacher recognized his budding talent and encouraged him to take a jewelry class. Dean has been designing custom jewelry ever since. As a Graduate Gemologist with a degree in gemology from the Gemological Institute of America, GIA, Dean has personally graded over thousands of diamonds from labs in new york to Los Angeles including the world famous Taylor-Burton diamond.
Fredrick spent time a long time in Los Angeles where he honed his style and craftsmanship under some of LA’s premier designers before launching his namesake line in 1999. His creations immediately took off selling at trendy jewelry stores in southern California. It was during this time his designs caught the eye of celebrity fans such as Celine Dion, Hallie Berry, Marisa Tomei, Paula Abdul, Courtney Thorne-Smith and many more. In 2004 Dean decided to move back to his home state of Texas. Dean landed back in Austin and opened his studio in popular east 5th Street location.