Petra Class acquired her jewelry training in Germany. She spent several years creating tableware, and her approach to making jewelry is strongly influenced by the European tradition of applied art. She creates jewelry that is infinitely wearable, communicating her own sensibilities and a contemporary aesthetic. Petra's work reflects definite themes: the rhythmical arrangements of multiple elements; repetition of similar forms or colors; the unexpected contrasts of differently textured materials. She is endlessly fascinated with all types of gemstones and the variety of colors that they produce, and the use of these stones in her pieces evokes thoughts of paintings. Through her choice of colors and textures, Petra's jewelry communicates a variety of moods - like an improvisational jazz melody, an abstract landscape, or an attitude towards life - that is sensed by whomever is lucky enough to be wearing it.