I’ll keep it short and sweet, because we all know the jewels are what you really want to see...
I have always loved jewelry.
I am an alumna of University of San Diego. I returned to postgraduate education later for my G.G. – Graduate Gemologist degree – from GIA (Gemological Institute of America) in Carlsbad, California.
That’s when I officially became a G.G. – Gem Geek!
I then completed the jewelry hand rendering and CAD/CAM programs at GIA. (Before then, I could only draw stick people!)
I worked on the wholesale side of the jewelry industry for 10 years, beginning as Production Assistant for bridal brand Kirk Kara to later managing luxury colored gemstone line Omi Privé.
My professional career in jewelry stems back to one breakup (isn’t it always the case?)
Color moves me. I am extremely passionate about colored gems – particularly sapphires and spinel. If you aren’t familiar, just ask me here!
I named my dog after the “Father of Modern Gemology” and founder of the diamond grading system, Richard T. Liddicoat. I told you…Gem Geek!
I love designing and creating bespoke pieces for clients. Hearing clients’ stories and ideas is inspiring. Helping to commemorate special moments of life is the best part.
I focus on quality, not quantity. In the custom jewelry process, my goal is to provide the highest caliber of gemstones and craftsmanship possible, within the client’s financial ideals.