Can a piece of jewelry stand the test of time, and still be beautiful for generations to come? 

  • Do you want something uniquely yours, to express your own special style?
  • Are you someone who loves wearing things that no one else has?
  • Do you want a piece of jewelry you’ll still enjoy years from now?
  • Can you imagine breathing new life into an old family heirloom?
  • Does the idea of collaboration on a custom piece of jewelry excite you? 

If you said YES at least once, you’re in the right place!


My Story…

My love affair with jewelry began as a child. When I was seven, my grandmother gave me a large bag of old jewelry that she’d loved, and worn to pieces, literally. Inside the bag, the jewelry was broken, tarnished and even missing some stones. But to me, the pieces were my special treasures, shared only with my dolls and my very best friend. Sifting through the broken jewelry, I saw that it had a chance for a second life.  I redesigned many of the pieces, transforming them into something beautiful again. This one large bag of costume jewelry set me on a path of creativity, inspiration and craftsmanship. A path I’m still on today, over 35-years later.


In 1998, I graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), where I majored in jewelry design, and I’ve been designing custom fine jewelry in northern Virginia for over 20-years. Most of my clients come to me because of a special occasion, birth of a child, anniversary, engagement or wedding. I absolutely love what I do, and I never grow tired of dreaming and designing beautiful jewelry that my clients treasure, and wear with pride. 


Testimonial: “I knew it would take a skilled artist and someone passionate about their trade to take this family heirloom and use it as inspiration for a one-of-a-kind modern ring.” - Jessica


Our Journey Together…

Before I start your custom design, I get to know YOU…

  • What do you have in mind?
  • How do you plan to wear your new piece?
  • Do you have style or design preferences?

I’ll ask plenty of questions about you, or the person we’re designing for, so that together we can create your perfect piece, just as you imagined.


We’ll meet in person, if you’re local to NOVA, over a cup of coffee or a glass of wine. If you're out of town we’ll jump on a Zoom call.


After our first meeting, here’s what you can expect…

  • First, I’ll draw up a few designs to get your input and feedback.
  • There will likely be a second set of sketches, or a CAD rendering, to confirm I’m on the right track with your new piece.
  • Throughout the design process, we’ll communicate as often as necessary, so that you stay in the loop, incorporating your inspiration and ideas into the design.
  • Our regular communication will be key, in bringing your unique piece to life. 

This collaboration is truly my favorite part of designing a beautifully-made piece, uniquely yours, in a style that’s timeless, and will be cherished and passed down to future generations. One of my core values is that my work stands the test of time. In 100-years, your granddaughter or great niece, might be wearing the beautiful modern heirloom that you and I designed together. That’s why I love what I do.


Are you ready to work together? Click here to set up your free Design Consultation!


"It's just perfect. It's all these parts of my life. It's the right size, it's the right style. It's unique enough without being too much. And it's everything that I could have wanted.” - Amaia