Mike Ponthieux, with a toolbox of 40+ years experience, has become one of Greenville's favorite jewelry craftsman. His passion for jewelry design started as a kid when a friend of his father introduced to lapidary. Went to Louisiana Technical College-Natchitoches Campus in Jewelry Technology. Worked as a bench jeweler for himself and at several stores in Louisiana and Arkansas. Settling in Greenville in 2001 after marrying Wanda, where they started a Ponthieux's Jewelry Design Studio. Mike's finds it rewarding using sentimental stones and jewelry to repurposes into new designs that the customer loves.