A California native, I grew up surrounded by diverse topographies and vast natural habitats. Going to the beach and wandering through the redwood forests were common activities during my formative years.
I have an innately curious personality and perhaps not surprisingly, I ended up studying Biology in college. After moving to the East Coast for graduate school and working in the corporate world for several years, I began to feel the need for an artistic, creative outlet. I enrolled in a course to learn silver smithing and I fell in love with the beauty of creating small pieces of art with my hands - producing something out of literally nothing. In 2013, I moved to New York City, where I interned with a jeweler in Brooklyn. It was during this time that I was able to hone my skills and immerse myself in wax carving, gold smithing and other jewelry design courses. It was also then that Mezze Jewelry was created.
My designs reflect the rawness of our environment as well as the urban influences from my time in Boston, New York and now, back home in San Francisco.
My pieces are physical reminders that evoke memories I will always cherish. Eliciting emotion is what I hope my jewelry will do for you. It has been created for you to relish, take pleasure in and enjoy.