About the Owner
Arthur is the owner of Midlothian, Virginia-based ALCJR Enterprises, a retailer of antique, vintage, and custom-made silver and gold jewelry that incorporates gemstones. ALCJR Enterprises is a Virginia state certified (#687871) Small, Woman-owned, and Minority-owned (SWaM) business. Arthur, from his youth, developed an appreciation of all art forms, but his love and respect for the remarkable skills and patience necessary for artisans to render hand-carved masterpieces of art from shells, stone and other mediums directed his path to specializing in glyptic art, primarily cameos. Arthur previously was a professional photographer, and owned African Art & Images, a retail gallery and frame shop that sold original art, and limited-edition prints, by living artists. He also sold African masks and carvings. Arthur has authored and published two editions of Cameos, Timeless Masterpieces of Glyptic Art (ISBN 978-0-9752760-1-3). He is the exclusive designer and crafter of the silver and gold jewelry that bears his registered trademark (Reg. # 5695147).
A lover of animals, Arthur dedicates a portion of his personal and business resources to nonprofit organizations that support orphaned, abandoned and neglected animals that have been victims of cruelty and abuse.