David & Sara started Hudson Valley Goldsmith in 2010 first traveling the East Coast to sell jewelry at juried craft shows and eventually, in fall 2013, opening a small store and workshop in New Paltz, NY. The business quickly outgrew the space and, in 2015, they moved the store to its current location on Main Street in New Paltz. Today, along with their team of goldsmiths, they create more than 1000 custom pieces a year, as well as sell the work of about 20 other artists.
Meet Our Team
David started working as a jeweler’s apprentice at the age of 16 (on his own, not a family business), from there, he received his BFA from SUNY New Paltz in one of the world’s top Metals programs, learning under some of the most accomplished metalsmiths in the world. He was hired to make jewelry for Tiffany & Co’s high end lines right out of college, then went on to make custom jewelry in an upscale resort town for some of the country’s wealthiest families. David met Sara and was encouraged to go out on his own and start his own business, wholesaling custom designed jewelry, eventually selling direct to the public and opening a retail store.
While completing her masters and teaching several art & technology classes, she and her husband David started Hudson Valley Goldsmith. Sara handles operations, searches for new artists, organized events, manages the website, social media accounts, and marketing.
Paige munroe is one of HVG's master goldsmiths. She studied her craft at SUNY New Paltz, and has been making jewelry for 10 years. She specializes in custom fabrication, such as building engagement rings, settings for large gemstones, and restoring antique jewelry. Paige also enjoys recycling and remelting customer's jewelry to fabricate from scratch. She has assisted multiple professional artists, and her own jewelry designs can be found in the cases of Hudson Valley Goldsmith!
Graduate Gemologist/Sales Manager
In may of 2017 Brianna graduated from the Savannah College of Art and design with a BFA in jewelry design. While attending school Brianna showcased her jewelry in several exhibitions including the Smithsonian craft show. Since then she has begun her first year as part of the Hudson Valley Goldsmith team while continuing her studies through the Gemological Institute of America on scholarship. Soon she will complete her Applied Jewelry Professional and Graduate Gemologist credits.