Design inspiration comes to me in waves, through experiences both past and present. Often it’s not a new or sudden inspiration, but a merging of materials and memories as I sit in my studio with gemstones and metals in front of me.
For as long as I can remember, I have had a passion to create. I knew from an early age I would find my dream and live it. My modeling career provided the springboard for jewelry design inspiration. My collections reflect the impressions, tastes and textures gathered through my travels with a focus on limited edition and one-of-a-kind pieces that celebrate the beauty and intrigue of the women who will wear them.
I hope wearing jewelry from the Q collection is like owning your own small piece of the world, from me to you.
Every piece I create captures a memory and each design has a unique story. One of my favorite pieces was born of an unexpected request. Several years ago I met a woman who had just lost her husband and was bravely navigating a new way of life. After we became friends, she asked me to design a necklace reminiscent of the islands in the South Pacific, a spot she and her husband treasured. The piece was to feature 13 baroque pearls, one to represent each of their children and grandchildren. Her request inspired the Dream of Moorea necklace, which she later graciously encouraged me to add to my Signature Collection.
I’m energized by travel, culture, and architecture. My designs come from summers in the Fjords of Norway, adventures in the Caribbean, mountain biking in the arctic circle, exploring St. Petersburg - wherever I travel, I find inspiration and motivation. I want to translate the beauty I see in the world into jewelry for others to enjoy. The captivating details in shapes, colors, textures and stones are expressed through wearable art, with the goal that the women wearing my pieces will feel sexy, beautiful and excited to seek their next adventure.