Meet the designer

Tell us about yourself and how you came to be a jewelry designer.

Jewelry was always a passion for me. As a child I was a creative nerd of sorts and my life’s dream was to go to New York and become a fashion designer, which I did. I designed for large brands in NYC and LA and I started making pieces for myself and friends as a way to create directly with my hands. After the birth of my first child, my life had completely changed and I struggled to find pieces that I could live in, that reflected a certain simplicity for ease but also had depth and singularity. I started to dive deep into the craft of goldsmithing and stone setting, taking night classes and practicing my skills at home in my garage whenever I could. I was obsessed. It was all very organic and I still call on the learnings from those early days.

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Where do you draw inspiration from?

I am really trying to capture a feeling more so than seasonal ideas, so I like to constantly look out into the world and allow things to bubble up from my mind’s eye. I then marry that with the strong feminine energy from many of the women I surround myself with or have made an impact on the world –my “Elegant Badasses”. They remind me of the power and complexity that each one of us has within, and I strive to refine that feeling into beautiful pieces with which to adorn and express ourselves.

Who is the White/Space woman?

She is multi-faceted, beautiful in her imperfect humanity and always striving to live her life authentically, with purpose and positivity.

What was the first piece of jewelry you splurged on?

It was actually a fabulous piece of costume jewelry years ago – an art-deco bracelet and necklace I found at a vintage market in tones of sparkling brown topaz.

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What is the most sentimental piece of jewelry you own?

That’s a toss-up between my engagement ring, a Jamie Joseph ring my husband gave to me early on in my jewelry education (both of these rings inspired me to learn metalsmithing and stone-setting) and a delicate necklace with a butterfly and diamond given to me by my godmother.

Do you have a motto?

Oh, I have a few! But the one I call on most often is simple. “Have Courage.” It is extracted from a longer quote from my favorite Elegant Badass of all time, Maya Angelou – “Courage is the most important virtue. Because without courage you cannot practice any other virtue consistently.”

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White/Space - Vita Pavé Hoops

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Vita Pavé Hoops

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White/Space - Everly Pearl Necklace (Black Tahitian)

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Everly Pearl Necklace (Black Tahitian)

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White/Space - Scarpa Diamond Earrings (14k Yellow Gold)

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Scarpa Diamond Earrings (14k Yellow Gold)

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White/Space - Empress Earring (White Pearl)

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Empress Earring (White Pearl)

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White/Space - Continuity Ring - 6

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Continuity Ring - 6

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White/Space - Sezio Earrings (14k Yellow Gold)

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Sezio Earrings (14k Yellow Gold)

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White/Space - Vita Hoops

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Vita Hoops

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White/Space - Long Threader Earrings

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Long Threader Earrings

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White/Space - Forme Suspender Earrings

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Forme Suspender Earrings

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White/Space - White Diamond Threader Earrings (14k Yellow Gold)

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White Diamond Threader Earrings (14k Yellow Gold)

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White/Space - Everly Pearl Necklace (Pink)

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Everly Pearl Necklace (Pink)

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White/Space - Hover Ring (White Diamond) - 6

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Hover Ring (White Diamond) - 6

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White/Space - Open Moon Hoops (Pink Pearl)

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Open Moon Hoops (Pink Pearl)