The Journey….


I have been immersed in the world of fine art jewelry design and production for over 40 years. Over this span of time it has been an honor to receive several industry awards in the United States and Abroad. Below are just a few of my favorites that illuminated my heart and career path…


American Designer of the Year

MJSA, Manufacturing Jewelers and Goldsmiths of America – Guest Exhibitor – Macef Int’l Jewelry Trade Show, Milano, Italy 1991


Japan Int’l Pearl Design Competition

Design Winner – 1990, 1991, 1992


Special Guest Exhibition

Munsteiner Atelier, Germany 1994


Design Excellence Award – Designer of the Year

New York Women’s Jewelry Association, 1996.


American Jewelry Design Council Exhibition

Munsteiner Atelier, Germany, 2002.


President, American Jewelry Design Council



“SOFA” Sculpture-Objects-Functional Art

Exhibitor – New York, Chicago, Santa Fe, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013


Susan Helmich Design, Inc.

Owner, Colorado Springs 1980 – Present


Susan Helmich Fine Jewelry

Owner, Retail Atelier – Colorado Springs 1993 – present


“OPUS” – The Art of Fine Jewelry

Co-Owner, Scottsdale 2008 – present


I believe that a great design is timeless with its inherent value being the culmination of artful communication through extraordinary design, extraordinary elements and excellence in craftsmanship.


Susan Helmich – 2014