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JAN DRAHONOVSKY autorsky sperk
Jan Drahoňovský – goldsmith and designer of the firm
Born on 24.10.1978 in Turnov

1993 – 1997 study at the Secondary School of Applied Arts (SUPŠ) for processing metals and precious stones in Turnov, major in goldsmith and silversmith.
2001 – 2002 internship at the goldsmith firm in Germany, in 2004 study residency at the Eastern Washington University in Cheney in the USA.

He is already the third consecutive generation of goldsmiths in the Drahoňovský family. Already his grandfather Josef Drahoňovský, born in 1927, was engaged in the goldsmith craft. Father Josef Drahoňovský, born in 1950, graduate from SUPŠ in Turnov, major in goldsmith and silversmith, master of arts, established the jewellery firm STUDIO ŠPERK in 1990. Mother Libuše Drahoňovská, maiden name Velová, born in 1952, graduate from SUPŠ in Turnov, major in grinder of precious stones, is also a goldsmith and she works in the company as the production manager.

Jan started working in his father’s company after the mandatory service in the army on October 1, 1998 as goldsmith and designer. In addition to the goldsmith craft and design of new sets for the firm, he is passionately engaged in the production of own author's jewels. As he himself says, he loves creating the jewel directly for its future wearer most of all.