Meet Chaya

Chaya has always had a love of art and began her journey into jewelry design at the young age of 16.  After high school, Chaya continued to study metals and received a BFA in Jewelry and Metals from Maine College of Art in 1999.  She then completed 2 1/2 years of Business Education at University of Southern Maine and apprenticed under 3 different goldsmiths.

Her studio and showroom are currently located in South Portland, Maine.  You are always invited to schedule a private viewing of Chaya’s collections, receive a free consultation for custom jewelry and get a tour of the studio where the work is created!


Tigger hanging out at Chaya’s Jewelry Bench

Whether you are local or not, Chaya works closely with her clients to be sure you receive the best customer service and the best product. Please explore the site to learn more about custom work and to shop Chaya’s collections.

You may also contact Chaya personally to answer any questions at or call 207-221-6552.

Artist Statement

Chaya’s jewelry collection pulls from her love of nature, conscious awareness and Japanese art.  She often finds inspiration for her work in the beauty of wild flowers, the poetic details of the coastal landscape and the preservation of a moment.  All of these elements are apparent in her work, where a fusion of metal, enamel and fine gems integrates seamlessly to create earth friendly and highly wearable fine jewelry.

Picture of Chaya and Polly at 2012 MECA Art Auction