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BIOGRAPHY 

BB Becker developed an early fascination with ancient cultures and a love of art while attending City As School, an alternative experiential learning high school program in New York City. “My learning ground was the City’s great art institutions.”  The Museum of Modern Art, the Brooklyn Museum, and the Museum of Natural History took me away from the projects in Coney Island and allowed me to study ancient civilizations and impressionistic art while gaining high school credit.

Becker’s early exposure to art and culture created a desire to travel and for more than a decade he visited the great museums of the world and many ancient sites. As Becker studied the repeating themes of antiquities and hieroglyphic scripts, he developed an appreciation for the efforts of humanity over the ages to communicate through words and images chiseled on hard surfaces. His observations led him to believe that the great faith traditions share a universal oneness and that humankind has a compelling need to leave a permanent record of its belief system.

Becker first began to design jewelry in the mid-1980s by obtaining used items from thrift stores and antique shops, tearing them down and reconstructing the components to form personal jewelry for his wife.  He found himself at a personal and professional crossroads.  A trip to an ancient Mayan site opened a pathway for him to follow through with his jewelry.  He crafted his first piece in September of 2000, a bracelet inscribed with the Serenity Prayer, which led to other meaningful quotations and new pieces. 

The first step in design for Becker is the gathering of quotations that offer inspiration, comfort, or wisdom. Next, Becker’s wife, Josephine writes the quote and Becker carries it in his pocket, pondering until he has created the design that will be its resting place.  Studying and practicing Chen style Tai Chi for over 30 years, the spiral movements, flow, energy and balance lend Becker’s designs natural harmony and grace.  Each piece illustrates his devotion to quality workmanship, long-lasting beauty and the power of words.

BB Becker lives and works in beautiful Colorado where he continues to teach Tai Chi, ride his bike, perform in local theater, and comb thrift shops for out-of-print quote books.

 

 

About BB Becker

Created in 2001 by BB Becker, BB Becker is a Denver-based company that designs and markets beautifully and carefully engraved jewelry for men and women. BB Becker founded his jewelry company after much study of ancient cultures and that lead to his artistic passion. He then developed a unique engraving technique that remains unmatched in clarity and longevity in the jewelry industry. The BB Becker collection can be viewed online at www.bbbecker.com.

 

 

 

FACT SHEET

 

Company                 

As the leading designer of inspirational jewelry, BB Becker is a Denver-based company that produces and markets beautifully engraved contemporary jewelry for men and women. The designer is known for the clarity and longevity of his superior engraving and for carefully selecting quotations that reflect wisdom of the ages. Each piece in the BB Becker Signature collection is skillfully handcrafted. Its secondary collection, BB Boutique, is available in sterling silver and bronze, and offers buyers a more affordable price point.

 

Mission

BB Becker aims to create high-quality, sterling silver jewelry that imparts meaningfulness as well as adornment.

 

Products

The collection is comprised of varied, unique designs and styles of bracelets, necklaces, rings and pendants engraved with the words of spiritual leaders and influential historical figures. Sentiments are selected for their uplifting nature and inspiration. Each quote is written and engraved in the handwriting of BB Becker’s wife, Josephine.

 

Price Points

Retail prices of pieces in the Signature Collection range from $129 to $399. Retail prices of pieces in BB Boutique range from $59 to $110. Several pieces are available on chains or black cords.

 

Distribution

BB Becker is available in over 200 boutiques and independent retailers throughout the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. The entire collection can be viewed and purchased online at www.bbbecker.com. View the Web site to use the store locater to find retailers near you.

 

 

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