Chaya is the creative force behind her brand of handcrafted fine jewelry. Chaya has always had a love of art and began her journey into jewelry design at the young age of 16. Chaya received a BFA in Jewelry and Metalsmithing from Maine College of Art in 1999, completed 2 1/2 years of Business Education at University of Southern Maine and studied under 3 master goldsmiths.
Chaya has been a full-time jeweler since 2008 and continues to advance her skills through technical and creative programs. Her studio and showroom are currently located in South Portland, Maine.
I strive to capture the beauty & grace of the natural world, using a sustainable palette of precious metals and luminous gemstones. My feminine, organic and tactile designs are hand crafted in Maine using ancient techniques with a modern sensibility. My work as a jewelry designer is about the power of self-expression, as well as being a positive influence on people, resulting in beautiful, inspired pieces.