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About the artist

Melicia Phillips is a GIA graduate gemologist and jewelry artist residing in Southern Arizona.  All her designs are carefully handmade using sterling and fine silver, argentium silver and gold.  She loves to incorporate beautiful gemstones into her work and is inspired by the wonder of the natural desert world around her.

Rather than mass producing jewelry, Melicia makes each piece by hand and with a purpose, keeping in mind that precious materials should not be wasted.  Unsold pieces can be recycled into new pieces instead of scrapped.  This reduces the carbon footprint of the jewelry and also reduces the need for mining.

One of the reasons Melicia uses pearls in her designs is that they are one of the few organic gemstones and are good for our environment, rather than harmful to it.  Pearls mollusks need pristine water to grow in and their farmers become stewards of their waters.

Melicia loves to incorporate your ideas into her designs.  If you don't see what you want, just get in touch!  You will be more likely to wear your custom designed piece because of the quality and meaning behind it.  Buying better and fewer pieces will ultimately reduce the clutter in your jewelry box!