is an independent, internationally acclaimed jeweler and certified gemologist, who has over 31 years of experience traveling worldwide, purchasing the finest gems and jewelry designs for his
most discriminating clientele.
is based in Dallas and maintains offices in New York City and Buenos Aires, as well, where his
own atelier's hand-craft one-of-a-kind treasures to covet for a lifetime.
Joe is active in many civic causes, having sat on the boards of The Turtle Creek Chorale, DIFFA Dallas, MCC's Hope House, The Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums, TACA Board of Governor's and EXCAP's Celebrity Waiter Committee.
In 1987, at a mere age of 31, Joe
chaired the Boys Towns of Italy's 42nd annual ball at the Waldorf Astoria in New York and received the coveted Croce d' Oro Maltese cross for his
work on behalf of orphans.
In 1988 Joe
chaired the P.A.W.S. ball at the Crescent Hotel.
In 2002, the CAP Center
named Joe honorary chairman of their Celebrity Waiter event at Brook Hollow Golf Club
Each time that Joe has been chairman or honorary chairman of an event, more money is raised than from any other of those charities previous fund-raisers.
Joe was named the Honorary Chairman for DIFFA Dallas' 2005 Dream Collection in March, 2005, again aiding in an over 30 percent increase in monies raised ever before from this event.
received the Legacy of Love's Legend Award for 2007 for his
continued support of those suffering from HIV/AIDS.
was the honoree for the 2008 No-Tie Dinner benefiting the AIDS Services of Dallas, over doubling the evening's revenue and tripling the attendance!
is currently assisting in the hot meals program of the Resource Center of Dallas
which feeds low-income, poverty-level income, or homeless persons infected with HIV or AIDS.
is responsible for helping to take this program's funding primarily private, thus eliminating the need of funding from the center's annual budget.
Russell Simmons requested that Joe be a co-chair for his Diamond Empowerment Fund's DALLAS ROCKS GALA in November 2009.
The Art of Living Foundation
has named Joe
with it's 2009 Hero of Humanity Award.
Joe hosted comedian/actor Leslie Jordan for a benefit for the Legacy Couseling Center and Founder's Cottage.
has been featured in the following magazines and newspapers: W, Town and Country, Vanity Fair, People, The Best, Quest, Avenue, Gotham, Hamptons, Aspen Peak, Ultra, Hello, Hola, Dallas Modern Luxury, La Mode, Brilliant, Philanthropy World, "D", Park Cities People, Turtle Creek News, Park Cities News, Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Star Telegram, The Star, The Dallas Voice, Turtle Creek News, Aspen Daily News, Krave, & Paper City
Several times, David Patrick Columbia's New York Social Diary has featured photos of Joe
in various worldwide locales.
Noted columnist Liz Smith wrote in the New York Post about the fabulous engagement ring that Joe designed for Jason Sehorn to give to Joe's God-daughter, actress Angie Harmon on the Jay Leno show.