- Whether using a raw or minimally cut gemstone, capturing the motion of a wave or the feeling of a gentle gust of wind, or carving my own sculptural iterations of flowers, pebbles, and trees, my work personalizes the natural world and makes it wearable and intimate.
I work exclusively with recycled, reclaimed, and Fairmined precious metals and strive to be as sustainable as possible. I use conflict-free diamonds, most of which are recycled, Canadian, or Australian in origin. And I personally hand select all of my stones and gravitate to those with unique characteristics, such as watermelon tourmalines, beryls, dendritic agates, and unusual quartzes. One-of-a-kind pieces are at the heart of my work and I am happiest when creating something with a combination of stones and materials that can't be duplicated.
I hold an AAS Degree (Summa Cum Laude) in Jewelry Design from F.I.T. I’ve studied jewelry making since 2002 and have taken classes at G.I.A., 92Y, Jewelry Arts Institute, S.V.A., Brooklyn Metal Works, and Studio Jewelers and I still take classes whenever I can. I am a lecturer in the Continuing and Professional Studies Department at Pratt Institute. I'm honored to be a member of The American Craft Council, Ethical Metalsmiths, Jeweler's Vigilance Committee, and Jewelry Industry Summit.