MANAGER / gRADUATE gEMOLOGIST / APPRAISER / DESIGNER & reNDERING ARTIST /
Maia spent the first half of her life in the Midwest, focusing on art and metalsmithing throughout her high school and college years. In 2000 she attended the Gemological Institute of America, in Carlsbad, CA where she received her Graduate Gemologist and Design Graduate Degree. Her resume includes working for the world renowned Brazilian jewelry store H. Stern and spending 20 years at Escobar Diamonds in the Bay Area, CA, as the in house designer and senior appraiser, among many other roles.
Maia was brought onto Weber Goldsmith Gallery in 2022 as a partial owner. She brings over 24 years of experience to the table, with specialties in the following areas:
- Counter-sketching, hand renderings, and goache paintings
- Custom jewelry design and re-design of existing pieces
- Gemology and Appraisal services
- Estate jewelry knowledge
- Diamond and colored stone buying
More about Maia Carlson…
In her spare time Maia enjoys lending an artistic touch to her garden, dabbling in interior decorating, amateur photography, and exploring all of the beautiful scenery this area has to offer.