Colleen Mauer, Jewelry Designer
 
In 2001, after graduating with honors from the Virginia Tech College of Architecture and Urban Studies with a BS in Industrial Design, I moved to California. As I settled on the west coast and began working at a small furniture design company in Oakland, I decided to change course and follow my dream of traveling the globe.
I spent the next year planning my travels, then I picked up and left. After spending extensive time in Asia, with those vivid experiences on my mind, I was inspired to take my passion for design to the next level.
Flash forward nearly 15 years, and jewelry has become a part of my daily routine; it is the source of my inspiration. I use texture, color, sounds and tones as my tools for transforming a simple section of material into a unique piece of jewelry.
My designs celebrate clean geometries and effortless angles. I love creating collections that complement any style, from casual and everyday to chic to timeless.