Carlos views every new technology as a new opportunity — to learn, to improve, to innovate. His numerous contributions to jewelry design and manufacturing have been instrumental in his business-to-business clients’ success. He calls himself the guy behind the curtains, the veteran jeweler who works behind the scenes for some of the biggest names in the industry.
“When I started, I used to teach CAD to jewelers. It was very difficult because a jeweler was usually an artist who wanted to work with their hands. They wouldn’t know how to use a computer, so we had to start there.” Now, says Carlos, he faces a bigger challenge. “Everyone is leaning in to CAD and leaving the bench — and it’s the most important part. You can learn CAD in a few weeks. But to get proficient, you need to know jewelry, to at least understand how the process of making jewelry works. There are a lot of things you need to learn before you start making models that work.”
Carlos transforms sketches into viable 3D CAD drawings that can be produced and cast — turning seeds of ideas into beautiful jewelry. He sees jewelry designers with no bench experience make names for themselves with his help.
“It’s exciting! They have a vision and they know how to market,” admires Carlos. Then one day he decided: “I want to do that. I want to get MY designs out there.”
Carlos Zamora jewelry was born.