Designer of Jewels - Facilitator of Dreams






  • Hi Douglas, Hope this email finds you well. I was just sharing the booklet you made me for the Seabiscuit clock. I was thinking how much I appreciate all your amazing work, to putting everything together in such detail. You're a perfectionist, and people like you are very hard to come by these days. I'm so happy with the Seabiscuit belt. It's beautiful! You did an outstanding job. You obviously put a ton of love into it. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for restoring such history and memories. You're the best!  Take care,

         Malinda in Laguna Beach, CA

  • My dear Douglas

I think that the most difficult thing is not to create the jewels. Of course the technique part is complicated  and requires a lot of talent and creativeness but this is not enough. You have to feel the stones, as you say… bring them to a new life by understanding what they are saying, not with the rational mind but  with the heart. Listen to them and hear the voice of time, the breath of the eternity, and this is a thing that  is a gift. If you haven’t it, you will become a good artist but not a creator. It’s like the Viking stone... You touch it and you feel the strength and the courage, you see the stormy seas you hear the shouting and the exaltation of the sailors, you smell the salty water, the wind in your hair... if you have the gift. If not, it’s  just a stone. Your jewels are incredible - art and beauty at the highest degree. You are a great creator! -  Mara - Asti Italy

  • Douglas is the most highly credentialed and honorable man I have met, and at the age of 72 with most of those years self-employed, I have met and dealt with many people at many levels over many of them. He is the personification of many words found in the Beatitudes, and there is nothing short of miraculous in his many successes and see that Auriolus Jewelry is another one.

(Regarding one of the many philanthropic projects Douglas has directed… Earthquake Relief in Turkey)

I remember a morning near Yalova, Turkey where he spoke to our group of about 30 people as we finished our breakfast that early morning; we had worked from dawn to dusk the previous day. I remember over thirty people going back out to the construction site where we built two schools in 14 days, rejuvenated, inspired and motivated to go on to complete the work during the rainy season. The clouds cleared and the sun shined down on us as the surrounding crowd cheered. This is but one of many beautiful memories, and now the man is creating them with his hands in the form of this amazing jewelry. May his wondrous work be blessed with resounding success throughout the world during all the years remaining in his journey! - Tony Ruiz – Prescott, Arizona

  • Your jewelry is amazing sir! Truly beautiful and unique! Thanks for choosing me to photograph your beautiful work. And thanks again for my bracelet - i love it!  - Andrea Alley- LIME FLOWER STUDIO
  • I have three pieces and counting from the beautifully hand crafted Auriolus collection. Each came with a story by the very talented Mr. Douglas who has a lot of history behind him and can tell some fascinating stories and meaning of each piece. I love that each piece has their own unique style and I can dress them up or down. I will continue to build my collection as I know each is more than just jewelry – it is art. Thank you Douglas! -  Amy Guez – Santa Monica California
  • Dear Douglas,I just want to say thank you for creating extraordinary, unique and beautiful jewelry. I found it a     challenge to decide which pieces I wanted to buy. I am so pleased with my choices. Each one is beautiful      and unique. However the blue lapis is my favorite. I will definitely be back for more and will tell my friends about your beautiful work and web site.  - Dixie Morris – Phoenix Arizona
  • Dear Mel (Douglas) I just saw your Fairy line - what a beautiful piece! Your jewelry is fantastic!!! I hope you make a million from it!       Shilan Mufty - Vienna Austria