Rolf von Bueren founded Lotus Arts de Vivre along with his wife, Helen. Growing up in Frankfurt, Germany, in an artisanenvironment, an appreciation for skilled craftsmanship was instilled in him from an early age. In 1962, von Bueren movedto Thailand, where he instantly fell in love with the Thai people and their culture. He has traveled extensively around Asia,learning about traditional craftsmanship, filigree, embroidery, and raw materials. His work has been exhibited in severalinternational art galleries and museums, including London, Singapore, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, and Hong Kong. Victoria Gomelsky is an editor and writer in Los Angeles. Since 2010, she has served as editor in chief of JCK, a jewelrytrade publication based in New York City. Prior to joining JCK, she was the editor of Couture International Jeweler and asenior editor at National Jeweler. Her freelance work has appeared in The International New York Times, WSJ magazine,The Hollywood Reporter, Robb Report, and Waking Up American: Coming of Age Biculturally, an anthology published bySeal Press.
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