Being one of your (and our) favorite designers, John shares some of his favorite things in our special Q&A. To start from Part 1, click here.
Q: Number of years in the biz?
A: 17 years in fine jewelry, including 2 years of study with GIA in Bangkok.
Q: Number of employees you oversee?
A: Zero, I'm a one man band.
Q: What about family and pets?
A: 1 husband, wish I had time for a dog & a cat, but I travel too much.
Q: What’s the best piece of advice you ever received?
A: Make your design mistakes on paper.
Q: Worst piece of advice:
A: “This stone is not fake.”
Q: What did you have for breakfast?
A: Sunnyside up egg on toast, yogurt, banana & coffee.
Q: What’s your exercise regimen?
A: Walking/hiking, love riding my bike the most.
Q: Anything to drink? (daytime/evening)
A: Coffee in the morning and a glass of wine in the evening.
Q: Tell us five songs on your current playlist
A: Anything by Yo-Yo Ma.
Q: What’s your favorite movie of all time?
A: Night of the Iquana
Q: Who would play you in your life story?
A: I shudder to think…
Q: What do you miss the most about your hometown?
A: The simple, carefree life of small town Wisconsin
Q: What do you love the most about living in the Bay Area?
A: The wonderful mix of people, the beauty of it all.
John Meier travels with his love for rare color gemstones discoveries. Here he is engrossed in a discussion of gemstones in Yangon, Burma.