Rick Naujoks originally grew up in New London, Connecticut and moved to the Virginia Beach area and is a graduate of Princess Anne High School. Before becoming an apprentice at Simply Unique Jewelry Designs he worked doing computer repair for 35 years.
Naujoks became a member of the Tidewater Gem and Mineral in 2008 because he has always had a passion for cutting and polishing cabochons stones such as Jaspers and Agates. He became an apprentice with Simply Unique because he was looking for a way to set his cabochons in something he made by hand.
Naujoks hand fabricates his pieces mainly out of sterling silver and helps with basic both gold and sterling silver repairs in the store.