CARL TANNER DESIGNS began in September of 2016 while operatic tenor Carl Tanner was performing Verdi's Otello in Hong Kong. Carl was asked by an industry colleague if he could custom-make a pearl ring for his friend's anniversary just a few days away. Carl likes a good challenge so he ventured out to find a jewelry studio that would rent him space by the day. Carl procured the studio space and at the same time established successful connections with several pearl, gem and precious metal dealers in the area. Upon returning home to the United States Carl decided to bring aboard several business partners and friends to build a website showcasing the designs he has created over the past 30+ years.
Carl's interest in jewelry-making began when he was in his teens after taking several courses in simple jewelry fabrication and repair at the local community center. Later, in his college years, he learned the advanced craft of jewelry manufacturing and became an accomplished antique jewelry reproductionist. Since that time Carl has created jewelry for movie stars, opera stars, business executives and private people alike. Carl has created pieces that range in price from $25 to $40,000. He mostly works in fine Sterling Silver, Gold and Platinum. The collections available through this website primarily feature fine Sterling Silver.
Carl has worn many career hats throughout the years. His past careers include stints as a big rig truck driver and a badass bounty hunter, kicking doors down and taking prisoners! Now, as one of the world's most sought-after operatic Tenors, Carl spending many months at a time away from home, traveling and performing on the world's stages. This year Carl will sing on stages in the U.S., South Korea and Mexico, among others.
...Returning to the story of Carl's colleague who asked him to make a custom pearl ring, said ring is our stunning Opera in Tahiti. Please enjoy this store for all the unique pieces we have to offer. If you see one of our designs that you would like in a different metal (14k, 18k gold, or platinum) and/or with natural gemstones we of course can facilitate your needs.
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