An award winning jeweler, Thea has been designing and creating her signature jewelry for more than 25 years. Thea is a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design (BFA 1991) and in addition to creating her own signature collection she has also designed jewelry for well known brands including Isaac Mizrahi and Swarovski.
Early in her career, Thea was awarded the prestigious Fulbright Grant to explore the Divine Feminine in Painting and Sculpture in Florence, Italy. The artistic expression of the essence of a woman’s strength, wisdom and nurturing qualities is a concept that continues to influence Thea’s design sense to this day. During her time in Italy Thea also assisted instructors and studied traditional jewelry making techniques at the Art Studio Fuji.
Her love of natural geometry shines in her Luna Collection. The clean lines are influenced by Thea’s Italian heritage and her love of uncluttered adornment. In 2005 she won first place in the Saul Bell Award silver category for her Lotus Pearl Brooch. Dance and music are a big part of Thea’s life outside her studio. You can feel her sense of rhythm come through in her work, especially in her statement necklaces.
Many of her signature designs are hand made using Sterling Silver that is fused with a layer of 22K Gold, adding a luminous glow from interior spaces, which you will appreciate as the piece moves and catches the light when you wear it.
Thea's creative process is a combination of instinct, discovery and letting ideas evolve and come to fruition as she works. The act of creating jewelry in itself is often where new ideas are born. She is drawn to geometric forms that are balanced and still retain a feeling of joy. She likes to make bold, sculptural designs while paying attention to wearability, contrasts in color and the play between positive and negative space.
Thea's intent is that when women wear her jewelry, they will tap into the Divine Feminine within them and feel their inner strength and outward beauty. Her versatile, modern designs range from fluid and sculptural to powerfully bold and mesmerizing. Wear this jewelry for inner strength and outward beauty.