Every piece of jewelry that I design starts with a story. Your story! Do you already know exactly what you want? I can make it and add personal details to it! Maybe you don't know what you want! I am here to help! I love to work with you to produce the perfect piece for yourself or for the special person in your life. I am a romantic, I am a story teller and I want you to have a story to tell for a lifetime!
Whether I create a new design or work an heirloom revision or restoration, I involve my customer in each step. Our direction may begin with designing a unique mounting, deciding which metal to use or searching for that special gemstone. Teaching and highlighting the different qualities and characteristics of each stone to clients is my true joy. I can’t hide my excitement for colored stones and diamonds. They truly captivate me! I love the way light moves throughout a stone due to uniqueness of each mineral combined with the art and craftsmanship of the cutter! That moment when YOU feel the connection to a stone, and a design and you can picture your loved one wearing it for a lifetime is so POWERFUL and BEAUTIFUL. This is why I design jewelry -- to connect people's moments in their lives to jewelry to be cherished forever.
One of my specialties is redesigning heirloom jewelry passed down through family generations. These heirlooms are often sentimental but may not work for you. I am drawn to these projects because I love the stories behind the jewelry. I look at these pieces and have the innate ability to visualize a new direction coming from the old. We may set the gemstones into a new design or we can modify the mounting and breathe new life into the piece. We may make an antique ring into a pendant, an out-of-style watch into a bracelet or use the extra stones for earrings-- many, many possibilities. My hope is to always hold on to the dreams, life moments and love of the person who once wore it.
Over the past decade I have built an incredible team of master goldsmiths who work in collaboration with me to bring Ann Elizabeth Jewelry designs to life. Depending on the piece of jewelry being custom made, we decide the best manufacturing technique from traditional hand-carved waxes to the most modern technology, Computer Aided Design(CAD). Choosing the finest gemstones, using microscopic stone setting, and detailing finishes to the metal bring the high quality and uniqueness that are the hallmark of Ann Elizabeth Jewelry.
Let’s add some sparkle to your story and start the process!