Among the many shops and galleries of Cruz Bay is a gem among gems, Michael Banzhaf Studio. While The Gallery does represent paintings and works of art by local artists – the real star here is Micheal’s work in gold, platinum and silver accented with Diamonds, Sapphires and other precious and semi-precious stones.
My more recent designs draw upon my fascination with plant life. I find inspiration in natural forms for the stylized interpretations that appear in my pieces. – Michael Banzhaf
His creations are an amalgam of styles that pull their inspiration from ancient designs, Art Nouveau and more earthly forms of leaves, animals and the geometry of nature. Each piece is handcrafted in his Studio with an attention to detail that is rarely seen today. The smallest detail has been conceived and created at the hand of a true master goldsmith. Michael’s designs create A stage for some of the most interesting stones and pearls imaginable.
Recent works showcases his most popular creations using rare green-blue Tourmaline, Sapphires, Aquamarines and Gem Chrysocola!
Treat yourself or someone you love to the gift that is an instant heirloom. The shop is open M, T, Th, F 12-6 or by appointment: 340-642-2047
A portfolio of his work can be seen by visiting http://michaelbanzhafstudio.com ; better yet, visit his gallery in Cruz Bay – conveniently located in the St John Properties building beside Mongoose Junction.