VIDEO: In the Studio with contemporary jeweler Charmaine Vegas

We first learned of Charmaine Vegas in 2014 as one of a handful of jewelers in Long Beach making strides with their minimal style. Now, nearly five years later, Vegas’ business and brand, Bless the Theory, still elicits a satisfying simplicity, but with a growing stock of material including precious stones, sterling silver, 14 + 18 karat gold and copper and bronze. Currently, her work is based on the human experience; flaws and healing.

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Asia Morris has been with the Long Beach Post for five years, specializing in coverage of the arts. Her parents gave her the name because they wanted her to be a world traveler and they got their wish. She has obliged by pursuing art, journalism and a second career as a competitive cyclist.