Gems of Aspen: I started Gems of Aspen by making gifts for my daughter, Breezie, her teachers and our friends.
I loved making necklaces and particularly jewelry that could be worn in a variety of ways. The response to my jewelry was overwhelming so I started selling the jewelry that I was making here in Aspen, Snowmass and in Vail, Colorado. I wanted to create jewelry that was in harmony with my surroundings that had a new a fresh quality about it. I researched the process of how to create metallic leaves from real Rocky Mountain leaves. Our property here in Aspen is plentiful with Aspen trees so I dreamt of making unique and elegant jewelry that used Aspen leaves from our land.
I learned that you can dry the leaves, and soak them in a solution leaving the veins and skeleton intact. The surface is then gilded with copper, sterling silver or 24 kt gold. My vision extended into the use of freshwater pearls, different luscious and vibrant gemstones, silver and gold chains creations and lush leathers to design a new and beautiful line of jewelry that would be intriguing and pleasing to the eye as well as fun to wear. “Gems of Aspen” grew right out of my own back yard! With a price point to fit any budget and an endless array of jewelry to design Gems of Aspen is now off and running on a national scale.
I hope you find something to your liking in our initial online offering. Gems of Aspen can deck you out for any occasion from casual to formal.