With an uncompromising artistic vision, Chi Huynh, founder of Galatea: Jewelry by Artist, has created some of the world's most beautiful and unusual jewelry collections--collections that rely upon pearls and other gemstones that have been transformed by proprietary and patented processes available only from Galatea.
Huynh is the originator and perfecter of the carved pearl. Carved South Sea and freshwater pearls complement a wide selection of Galatea's original 14k gold jewelry designs, which are sold throughout the United States,Canada, Europe and Asia. In 2011, Huynh's carved pearl Queen Bead Collection was introduced, winning the Cultured Pearl Association of America's International Design Competition "Visionary Award" for, "redefining the iconic pearl strand and shifting the perception of cultured pearls for today's buyer."
A poet, painter and humanitarian, Huynh's company, founded in 1994, employs over 120 designers, jewelers and pearl carvers--as well as a U.S.-based sales and marketing force.