I love creating jewelry that will be cherished by future generations. My Custom Design and Redesign process is personal & sentimental. Listening to clients talk about their personal connections to family jewelry is what appeals to me most as a designer and Gemologist. When we work together, my goal is to honor and understand your personal history with the heirloom pieces you’d like redesigned or the vision for the new piece you’ve dreamt about.
It begins with a personal consultation. What is most exceptional about jewelry is not necessarily the design, but how it is important to you. If we’re redesigning a piece of jewelry, I want to hear the story and what makes it special to you. The new design should incorporate both everything you love about it and all the elements you want to change. If we’re creating a piece from scratch, we’ll talk all things design, style, and about other jewelry pieces you love. I love getting to know you and your jewelry’s stories!
Once we’ve gotten to know each other, it is time to talk about the technical and practical details, which can have a big impact on the design. They include such things like as how active you are, how much time you spend time outside, or whether it will be a special occasion piece of jewelry. Finally, I’ll create a beautiful design plan for you, followed by a wax model of the piece so you can see how it looks and feels when you touch and wear it.
Once you’ve approved the design and wax model, I work with my talented master craftsmen to create your new piece of jewelry. Every intricate detail is meticulously crafted for quality that will last generations. Then comes my favorite part — presenting you with your new jewelry! I absolutely love bringing your vision to life.
One of my favorite pieces to date is a yellow gold bangle bracelet that was composed of random stones. My client brought me earrings, pendants and rings with all sorts of stones in different shapes and sizes. She knew that she wouldn’t wear another ring so we came up with an oval bangle that incorporated all of her gemstones. She was trilled to be able to wear one piece of jewelry that represented so many events in her life!
I am a Graduate Gemologist and work with diamonds, colored stones & pearls. My experience includes nearly 20 years of working with talented master craftsmen creating one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces. Unlike chain jewelry stores, when you work with me, you’re truly getting a personal handcrafted piece of art. From your budget, lifestyle, and personal preference — every element is considered to make sure your piece of jewelry is perfect for you!