An award-winning jeweler, my designs illustrate my belief that simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
Each piece in my collection is unique and handmade. Working from my New Orleans studio, I shape the jewelry to celebrate the distinctive qualities of a gemstone. I meticulously hand-select diamonds, pearls, and precious stones, using minimal tools and drawing on traditional techniques to create jewelry that is elegant, timeless, and highly refined.
My work is influenced by the vibrant natural and cultural environment of my home in New Orleans. I draw inspiration from floral formations as well as from the rich textures of the urban environment. I often work in close collaboration with my clients to create custom, one-of-a-kind pieces. Also, I'm most well known the highly awarded Ruffle© design, which has become a signature element in my line.
I have extensive training in fine arts. I earned a BFA from Louisiana State University and have studied at Parsons School of Design in New York City, Revere Academy of Jewelry Artists in San Francisco, Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina, a graduate gemology degree from Gemological Institute of America (GIA) and presently continuing education at FIT NY online studies.