From Sara Silvio: "The practice of crafting jewelry has been the center of my life for more than 20 years. <br><br> "I’ve studied, practiced and taught jewelry making since I was in my teens. It’s been a journey that’s taken me from learning the gem-buying trade in San Francisco to leading classes for women in Manhattan to running my studio in my hometown of Rochester, New York. <br><br> "My practice has always been about being in the moment. I keep things instinctual and move toward my inspiration whenever I sit down at my bench. I’m not a follower of trends and while I sell my pieces, I’ve never been driven by “what sells.” <br><br> "My drive is to express what’s in my heart, and to help people feel amazing about themselves. It’s been my incredible good fortune that these two drives have become my career. <br><br> "I love spending time with my customers, learning about their lives, sharing my process, and helping them explore and discover the perfect accents for their features, personality, and style."