Ernest "Ernie" Walker Sr. first learned the craft of jewelry making in 1979 from Gharbi Souilli, one of the master jewelers for the Shah of Iran. His passion for the art left a deep impression on Mr. Walker, who would then go on to found his own business. He has since worked to refine the art and pass it on to his son, Ernest Walker, Jr.
Ernest "EJ" Walker Jr grew up in the workshop of his father, learning from an early age the art of metal smithing and fine jewelry. EJ went on to learn in the Diamond District of Chicago from jewelers of many backgrounds with centuries of passed down knowledge. In 2013, he and his father, Ernest Sr., opened up Walker and Son Inc, turning it into the premier custom jewelry store in Richmond, Virginia.