To further strengthen her love for and knowledge of the creative aspect of the design work, she studied in the master class of metal at the University of Art and Industrial Design in Linz, Austria. From there she received her Master’s degree in art and design. Since then Nikki has worked for various companies as an industrial and jewelry designer, while running her own business as a goldsmith and freelance designer.
In her study of Christian Science, Nikki found special inspiration in the cross and crown seal that is found on Mary Baker Eddy’s writings. She particularly cherishes Jesus’ commands to mankind, found in the words circling the cross and crown, as she felt this perfectly reflects the teachings of Christian Science. She and her husband are delighted to have this opportunity to make this jewelry available to others.
Since Nikki's love for Christian Science and healing has grown stronger than anything else, she has then devoted her full time to the healing practice as a Christian Science practitioner, with loving support from her husband who gladly takes care of the production and sales.
Nikki and her husband live in Florida, were they work to heal and bless mankind.
C.S. CROSS & CROWN JEWELRY
The Cross and Crown seal is an internationally registered trademark owned by the Christian Science Board of Directors of The First Church of Christ, Scientist. This jewelry depicting the trademark is being manufactured under license.
Mary Baker Eddy first used the Cross and Crown seal on the cover of the third edition of the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health, issued in 1881. Her Church continues to use it today to mark her writings and the publications she established. Christian Scientists particularly cherish Christ Jesus’ words surrounding the cross and crown, "Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons."
(Matthew 10:8, Revised Version of the Bible)
Nikki Paulk was born and raised in Denmark. Ever since she was a little girl, she has been fascinated with precious stones and metals, and how they can be made into little treasures.
In 1994 she moved to Austria, and was accepted at Europe’s only private school for goldsmiths, El Drobny, where she learned how to make fine jewelry.