From an early age Meg had shown a sophisticated eye for fashion with an acute attention to detail. After some preliminary college courses at the London College of Fashion, the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), and one basic metalsmithing class Meg quickly realized that her future lay in the fascinating world of jewelry. She received her degree in Jewelry Design from FIT, concentrating on chic style with forms derived from nature and a nod to geometry.
Upon graduation, Meg accepted a job with a firm in Stowe, Vermont. Her day-to-day responsibilities included sales, repairs, and custom design. She also had the opportunity to train under master jewelers and continue to develop her workmanship. After a year, Meg decided to further her skills and attend Kristin Hanson’s International School of Jewelry and Design in New York City. With a fresh set of skills Meg went on to pursue an opportunity in the US Virgin Islands and became self-employed for the first time. She created her first small collection which sold in local stores.
Having spent enough time in the Caribbean sunshine, she went to study with Blaine Lewis at the New Approach School for Jewelers in Virginia Beach, VA. In addition to her studies, she assisted Mr. Lewis with classes and in creating online marketing tools.
After another move, Meg went on to develop her own line of jewelry while apprenticing with Jason Marchiafava, master engraver and jeweler. Then, in 2012 in downtown Lexington, Kentucky, she opened her first retail shop: Meg C. Jewelry Gallery, showcasing her own jewelry in silver, gold, and platinum and offering custom design. With the gallery constantly evolving, she has been building her own collection of fine jewelry, as well as featuring collections by talented local and international jewelers. Now, after a year and a half in business, Meg C. Jewelry Gallery offers five collections of jewelry in addition to Meg's own.
Training and Interest in Metalworking
Themes and Style
Evolution of Lines and Designs
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