Steven Kretchmer is considered to be one of the most innovative jewelry designers. He was granted a number of patents for precious metal product inventions and alloys including multicolored layered golds, tension settings, and Polarium, a permanently polarized alloy. He constantly pushed the limits to do what he had never done before. After his untimely death, stepdaughter and astrophysicist, Claudia Kretchmer took up her father’s mantle and kept his company going. Her personal touch to design has brought a softer look to the signature Kretchmer style. Kretchmer jewelry is a fusion of art, science, and beauty.