Born in 1960 in Tucson, Arizona, JHJ’s Anthony Michael Spinelli was surrounded by gemstones and jewelry of all kinds; his mother and father were both designers and manufacturers of Turquoise and silver jewelry and were owners or partners in several stores in the Southwest and in Alaska.
Anthony’s mother, Anita Matrician, an accomplished sculptress with works in the Tucson Museum of Art and many private collections, introduced him to wax-carving. After a couple years attending ASU, he and his brother opened a trade-shop in Scottsdale, Arizona where they did work for many prominent area fine jewelers and also worked producing the “Erte’ Art-wear” jewelry line for Circle Fine Arts.
Anthony prefers to stay behind the scenes and work as a wholesale producer and craftsman. He has traveled extensively. and took a 3 month sabbatical in Italy to hone his skills and design sense.
Over the last year or so, Anthony has been creating specialty “Pet Portraits” for JHJ members along with some “people portraits” too, selling them in wax as well as casting, setting and finishing them. Anthony has also received all types of fine jewelry items as commissioned by JHJ members as well. Anthony says, “The best thing to happen to me in my 25 year career is JHJ!”
Looking for something creative to offer your customers this holiday season? Connect with Anthony Michael Spinelli on JHJ and add pet and people portrait jewelry for your customers to your in-store holiday gift options today!