From Sara Silvio: "The practice of crafting jewelry has been the center of my life for more than 20 years.
"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.
"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.”
"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.
"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."