Meet The Team

Charles Kirkpatrick

As the owner of Midas Manufacturing, Charles remains true to his vision of quality, innovation and service. He has over forty years experience with fine jewelry manufacturing, including platinum casting and stone setting. Charles is also a skilled diamond buyer, having purchased quality diamonds and colored gems for the past three decades. He is happy to meet for a diamond buying or jewelry design consultation. Charles works hard to offer the most money for your diamonds! 

Cat Butler

Cat joined the Midas team in 2016. She is a graduate from the Texas Institute of Jewelry Technology, and specializes in CAD design. Cat also serves as Midas’ office manager, keeping all the gears turning smoothly.  She provides jewelry design consultations for small and large projects. This includes design guidance, metal and gem recommendations, CAD creation and project management. She works with you every step of the way, helping make your dream of a beautiful modern heirloom come true.

Aaron Phelps

Aaron has been the principal jeweler at Midas for seventeen years. He has a Masters of Fine Arts from the University of Texas and almost two decades experience casting and setting stones. Aaron expertly casts, sets and finishes custom jewelry for individual projects as well as designer lines.  He is highly skilled in bringing out the smallest details in a design, and works with Charles and Cat to bring that vision in your mind’s eye to life.