Lee is the owner of a third generation jewelry studio, Krombholz Jewelers in Cincinnati, Ohio. He spent his childhood looking over his father’s and grandfather’s shoulder learning something about almost every aspect of the world of jewelry. Lee currently spends most of his time designing jewelry using computer aided design and interacting with clients to create “heirlooms of the future.”
Lee has won several major design awards, including awards from the Columbus Jewelry Show and Manufacturing Jewelers and Supplier’s American. He has been featured or has written for a number trade journals including MJSA Journal, JCK, InStore, InDesign, Colored Stone and Solitaire magazine.
Lee created the design brand, Just Like You Designs in 2000. JLY designs are sold through retail stores in the US and have been have been shipped to all corners of the world. Actress, Amanda Seyfried is a fan and has purchased one of Lee’s designs.
He is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati with a degree in Marketing and Finance. Lee attended the Bowman Technical School for studies in the Jewelry Manufacturing Arts. He also studied with the Gemological Institute of America and is a Registered Jeweler with the American Gem Society.
He currently serves as the Advisory board chair of the Mid America Jewelry Association and is on the advisory board for the Smart Jewelry Show in Chicago. Lee is also a designer for the web site, Gemvara.