Born in Banberg, Germany to a German Mother and a San Carlos Apache father, Marc moved to the southwest as a child. Marc Antia is a self-taught metal smith with a repertoire of skills including extra deep stamping and 14k overlay work. Using a four pound hammer and striking each stamp 14 or more times to increase the depth, Marc creates the unique look that is distinctive to his style of cuffs. When setting stones, Marc uses the highest quality stones available. His personal collection of #8 Turquoise and Sugalite is used in the high-end special pieces which are often accented with 14k gold. He developed his techniques through trial, error and innovation resulting in unique, detailed and treasured jewelry.