Los Angeles based artist and designer Chelsey Kantor was raised in Vermont and educated in upstate New York.
Over the last decade, she has worked with jewelers across the United States. Apprenticing with local artisans and master goldsmiths in Vermont and Santa Fe, NM, completing jewelry trade school in Manhattan, and working for prominent designers in New York City and Los Angeles.
Chelsey is a certified Gemologist with the Gemological Institute of America.
Her jewelry is a study of textures and patterns found in the wild.
Each piece of jewelry is handcrafted in Los Angeles, California, the slow way. Carved by hand out of wax, casted in metal, sanded, each stone individual set and then polished and finished by hand.
We use reclaimed metal whenever possible and take care to buy gemstones from reputable dealers and only purchase from mines in countries that are not war zones and do not produce conflict stones.
A portion of all our proceeds is donated to the Nature Conservancy, helping to aid their efforts in protecting nature and preserving life. Chelsey grew up enjoying the woods and lakes of Vermont. Finding the outside world a never-ending source of peace and inspiration is something we hope can be enjoyed for generations to come.
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