My passion for jewelry started while I was a student at Rhode Island School of Design. I entered school with the intention of becoming an illustrator, however I soon realized that I was drawn to working three dimensionally and found that making jewelry was the perfect outlet for my creativity. Working with precious gemstones intrigued me and in 2000 I earned the title of Graduate Gemologist from the Gemological Institute of America. I design and create each piece of jewelry utilizing traditional goldsmith techniques. Combining 18k gold and silver with precious gemstones inspires me to create lasting pieces of jewelry with an heirloom quality.