As a fine jewelry designer, I have been fascinated with the rich beauty of foreign cultures and the mysteries of ancient civilizations. I capture this deep interest in past and present societies in each piece of my handcrafted fine gold and silver jewelry.
My passion for jewelry designing began when I received a Bachelor degree in Art History. While living in Florence, Italy and working with an art dealer, I was greatly influenced by ancient designs of the Etruscan, Roman and Greek cultures.
My career spans thirty years, including working at both luxury houses of Tiffany and Company and Cartier and creating my own line of jewelry. For several years, I embarked on a quest to learn the art of Classical jewelry making at the Jewelry Art Institute of New York City. Presently, I am fine tuning my technical skills of wax model making at the Fred de Vos Wax Workshop in New York. Today, with more of a modern style, my focus is on wax model casting, with an emphasis on nature and a variety of textured finishes.
The gift of having an extensive knowledge of stones has enhanced my creativity and goes beyond basic precious stones. My collection now includes Rose Cut Diamonds, Dendritic Quartz, Labradorite, Moon Stones and other unique minerals.