Matthew Gross has been in the jewelry industry for the past 24 years. He first began his training as an apprentice at the age of 15 working as a polisher in a small independent retail jewelry store in the southeastern Michigan area. After graduating from high school, he furthered his education by attending the Gemological Institute of America in Santa Monica California in 1992. There he earned the distinguished degree of Graduate Gemologist. Matthew landed a position in Stamford Connecticut at a high-end retail jewelry store as the assistant appraiser and assistant designer. Within four months Matthew was promoted to chief appraiser and head designer. In 1995 Matthew opened MHG jewelry studio located in downtown Berkley. There he designs, repairs, and appraises jewelry. All of the work is done in his studio by himself and his assistant.