Petra Class grew up and was educated in Germany. After studying art history and philosophy at the University of Stuttgart she pursued a rigorous traditional education in gold smithing and design. Living and experimenting in the exciting city of Berlin before the fall of the Wall, she made her first steps into creating her own world of jewelry. After meeting her husband Petra immigrated to San Francisco  and founded her jewelry design studio. Her classical training and connection to the cutting edge European design world combine with the organic and nature inspired attitude of California to create Petraʼs very own unmistakable vocabulary.