“The natural world is always pulling at me…to come in and see her beauty and feel the mystery of nature, and so my work celebrates what I experience there.”
With torch and hammer, small curiosities emerge in silver and gold. Gemstones from the earth and pearls from the sea are highlighted to create one of a kind jewelry with an organic elegance.
Raised in Pasadena California, Melissa moved to Santa Barbara, then San Francisco, before landing in the mountain town of Park City, Utah with husband and daughter.
A traditionally trained goldsmith, Melissa studied at The Revere Academy in San Francisco and worked for a commercial jeweler in Park City. In her private studio, Melissa began designing a distinct style of artisan jewelry in her own unique voice, and launched her collection in 2013.
In 2021 Melissa became a Argentium Certified Instructor through Ronda Coryell’s AIC program in association with Argentium International Limited & The Argentium silver guild.