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Our Goal For You

At Art Metals Studio, we design custom, fine jewelry that celebrates occasions, special events and memories that will last for generations. Our designers and GIA accredited staff realize each individual piece we create tells a story. Using platinum, gold and exotic metals, we create wearable artwork that lasts a lifetime. We offer helpful and knowledgeable insight in a comfortable and relaxed shopping environment. 

Why choose us?

  • Over 30 years of experience in designing and making jewelry
  • We have friendly staff and excellent service (just ask our customers!)
  • Our talented and creative designers can help bring your jewelry dreams to life
  • We have an extensive collection of gemstones, diamonds and exotic metals
  • We are active members of our community
  • We often host special events and promotions
  • Our wide variety of in-store pieces, including well known designer jewelry
  • We have Gift Certificates available
  • Our commitment to sustainability; recycling metals and gemstones is important to us
  • All of our diamonds are conflict-free

Store Information

332 Main St.
Racine, WI 53403

Phone: 262.633.0545
Email: info@artmetalsjewelry.com

Store Hours

Tuesday 10am–6pm
Wednesday 10am–6pm
Thursday 10am–6pm
Friday 12pm–7pm
Saturday 10am–4pm                           Sunday 11am–3pm

          

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Meet Our Staff

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Christopher Sklba

Co-Owner and Lead Metalsmith

A lifelong Racinian, Christopher started in the jewelry industry in 1982. Chris graduated from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, BFA 1991 and has focused on jewelry making since then, combining his love of gemstones and metals with strong design and emphasis on craftsmanship. He and his wife, Stephanie, opened Art Metals Studio in 2004. He studied colored stones, platinum work, and advanced diamond grading through the GIA. Awards include two first place awards from the Wisconsin jewelers association for ring designs.

Chris thoroughly enjoys his wife, kids, family and friends, yardwork, photography, crafting homebrews, and creating precious wearable artwork to last for generations.    

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Stephanie Sklba

Co-Owner and Business Manager

Stephanie is a life-long Racinian, who graduated from University of Wisconsin–Parkside and has worked in the downtown area most of her career. She met Chris while in college, and has supported his creativity while expanding her professional expertise of education.

Stephanie is the "behind the scenes" individual taking care of the details of the business while ensuring customer satisfaction and employee dedication. Stephanie and Chris opened Art Metals Studio in 2004 in Downtown Racine.    

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Diana Krause

Store Manager

Accredited Jewelry Professional (GIA)    

Diana attended University of Wisconsin–Parkside and has had continued education in Pearl grading. She has 25 years of experience in the jewelry industry and has established a reputation of exceptional customer service. Her thoughtful, classic aesthetics and attention to details will enhance your experience in the custom design process and ensure confidence in your selection of the perfect piece of jewelry.    

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Laura Swetish

Customer Consultant

Accredited Jewelry Professional (GIA)    

Laura received her BFA in Industrial Design from Layton School of Art. Since 1988, Laura has been working in the Jewelry profession with special emphasis on helping the customer develop a conceptual design for their custom piece of jewelry. Through the use of photos, waxes, and sketches, Laura can help the customer reach a direction for the goldsmith to build on.    

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Emily Jones

Production Assistant

Emily has been studying the art and profession of metalsmithing for 10 years. She's been with Art Metals Studio since 2004 working as a production assistant and bench jeweler. Her custom designs have won state and national awards including First Place with the Wisconsin Jeweler's Association, and Third Place and Buyer's Choice with Jewelers of America. She completed training to receive GIA certification, and studied pearl grading in Chicago.

Emily designs with metals and gems, assists with custom pieces and repair, and does the pearl stringing for the studio. She is dedicated to exceptional quality in her work and customer satisfaction. Emily continues to expand her skills through work, education and shows, and is currently building a personal studio in her home.    

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Mallory Olesen Willing

Production Assistant

Mallory has been studying art metals since 2001, starting at Horlick High School and continuing through Wustum Museum, the University of Wisconsin–Madison, and the University of Wisconsin–Parkside. She recently graduated from the University Wisconsin–Parkside, majoring in studio art. As a production assistant, Mallory assists with work on both custom pieces and in-store repair work. Mallory also exhibits a one-of-a-kind line of her own custom pieces, Mallory Gallery, shown exclusively at Art Metals Studio.