For many years, lapidarist Chris Gage was known as Mr. Holly Gage, of Gage Designs. A well-respected chef in his own right, Chris accompanied his award-winning wife—a certified metal clay instructor—around the country and world providing delicious meals at her workshops and local retreats. But three years ago, he suffered a trauma so intense that it altered the course of his life completely. “As horrible as the whole thing was, there is something to be gained from it,” Chris says. His positive attitude throughout an incredibly challenging ordeal allowed Chris to heal, both physically and mentally, and to begin anew creating a program helping others appreciate their own wounds. A delicate navigation of a life-altering experience, this For The Love of Jewelers podcast episode shares the pain of trauma, the love it exposes and a strong commitment to a life of opportunity and growth.