About Sanchez-Hawkins Fine Jewelers

Erica Sanchez-Hawkins Certifications
  
When professional certification matters, no other jeweler in the area can boast Erica’s credentials.  Only 5% of all Jewelers are accepted into the American Gem Society. The title of Certified Gemologist Appraiser is regarded as the pinnacle of educational achievement in our industry.  In 2015, Erica was awarded the International Design Contest - 2015 Centurion Emerging Designer Title in Scottsdale

            * Goldsmith, Platinumsmith, Silversmith, Stone Setter
            * G.I.A. Graduate Gemologist (GG)
            * A.G.S. Certified Gemologist (CG)
            * A.G.S. Certified Gemologist Appraiser (CGA)
            * Full Member of National Association of Jewelry Appraisers
     

Steve Hawkins

Steve and Erica were born and raised in the Kenosha, Wisconsin area.  In 2016 they had the opportunity to purchase the store in Lake Havasu City and they simply wanted a warmer climate to carry out their dreams.

Steve is a GIA Diamonds Graduate.  He says that "He is the business behind the artist and every artist needs one."   Steve loves that his beautiful wife creates magnificent and timeless peices.  


Erica Sanchez-Hawkins originally of Kenosha WI , has been awarded the Centurion Emerging Designer award she shared with two other internationally renowned jewelry designers. …Hector Hassey with offices in New York City and Mexico City, and Tom Rucker whose offices are in London and Munich. Erica received her trophy on February 3rd in Scottsdale AZ., for her bi-color Tourmaline and diamond ring.

"I was beyond elated to have won such a prestigious award, and recognized on the world stage of jewelry design. And it is certainly one of the proudest moments of my career. I feel extremely fortunate and humbled to have won the Centurion Jewelry award."

Erica's credentials as a GIA Graduate Gemologist, AGS Certified Gemologist Appraiser, and master Goldsmith place her amongst one of only 80 in North America. Her passion has always been sourcing the world’s finest gemstones and creating beautiful, heirloom quality custom jewelry in collaboration with her clients. She is creating a line of jewelry entitled "Exclusively Erica" Designs, (Currently Under Construction)  and is a proud member of the American Gem Society.