Chris Rubisch

“Born into darkness to find light.”

In a small coal mining town outside Pittsburgh, PA is where the journey began for Chris.   At a very young age he found a calling for the arts and music.  By the age of 9 he started to take an interest in the mineral kingdom, crystals and gemstones.  After high school he attended Indiana University of PA where he studied History & Sociology, as well as finding a calling for jewelry design.  Soon after graduation Chris relocated to Berkeley, CA to purpose a career in the Gemstone and Jewelry market.  In 2008, he was granted an internship with world renowned jewelry designer Robert Patak of Shadyside Mining Company in Pittsburgh,PA.    After 2 years working with Mr. Patak, Chris decided to was time to open up his own Gemstone and Jewelry business.  In 2010 he opened Royal Tafari Gem in Asheville, North Carolina where he currently resides.


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