At the age of 14, Heinz began his apprenticeship in Germany to become a Master Jeweler. Following in his family’s trade, Heinz designed and crafted jewelry for nobility and royalty throughout Europe. He was a Master Jeweler for 55 years, with over 15 of those years spent with Towne Jewelers.
Jewelry and fine craftsmanship were his passion. As a perfectionist, Heinz paid careful attention to the smallest details in repairing and creating jewelry from scratch. Through years of training he honed his skills in goldsmithing, wax carving, metallurgy, stone setting and jewelry design. These skill sets coupled with his strong work ethic helped shape Towne Jewelers into what it is today.
Heinz enjoyed pro soccer games, German cuisine and humor.