Statement "The beauty of an object lies in its uniqueness. My pieces have an inner tension of asymmetry–something I love to emphasize in my designs. I also juxtapose materials: soft intimate leather with the clear brilliance of silver; the classicism of semi-precious stones modified with casual rubber. I am trying to redefine the reasons for wearing jewelry, to give it new meaning. Jewelry can say more about one’s personality than most people acknowledge. It should never be an afterthought."