Our highly talented team of designers at our Berkeley store is led by Susanne, who joined Pavé in 2010. Susanne has been in the jewelry industry for over 20 years, i.e., her entire career, beginning at age 16 with a family business. Susanne has stayed in the jewelry industry because she loves that jewelry is an expressive art that can be used to for personal adornment, symbolism, or an amorous gesture, and she believes that designing jewelry allows the creative side to meet the personal.
Lauren’s background in theatre and costume design led her to the jewelry world, where she found her passion for designing meaningful pieces of adornment and symbolism. She’s inspired by historical styles, from Byzantine to 70’s glam, cultural motifs from Ancient Greece to Japanese pattern and the concept of wabi-sabi. She loves unexpected color combinations and visions of a place or time often guide her creative journey. She’s been with Pavé since 2013.
Tony started designing custom jewelry in Palm Beach, Florida for Tracy Kamenstein. He’s a Graduate Gemologist and crystal expert, with a lifelong passion for gems. Tony’s been in the jewelry industry for 13 years and came to Pavé in 2014.
Our Berkeley store’s newest designer, Courtney’s been a custom jewelry designer for 10 years, and is a Graduate Gemologist as well as an Accredited Jewelry Professional, a Graduate Jeweler, and a member of the Women’s Jewelry Association. She’s the child of an artist and a craftsman and was raised to be a maker with an appreciation for nature’s beauty, both of which guide her design vision today. Courtney joined the Pavé team in 2017.