Our College Avenue sales team is headed by Pepper, who joined the team in 2018. Pepper is formally trained as a goldsmith, hand engraver, and stone setter and she has specialized in custom design, repair, and restoration on both the East and West Coasts.

Although new to Pavé, Pepper has been in the jewelry business for more than 30 years and is very excited to be leading the Oakland design team.

Lora, GG

Lora has been immersed in the jewelry world for 15 years. After graduating from Pratt Institute with a focus on Sculpture and Metal Arts, Lora worked in the fashion jewelry field, designing and creating models for clothing brands and runway jewelry while also creating her own jewelry to sell in galleries and craft shows. Lora has been with Pavé since 2011 and in that time has developed her rendering skills and earned her Graduate Gemologist Certificate. See more of Lora’s designs at

Sonja, GG

Sonja brings with her a design background from her native Switzerland, where she worked in visual merchandising. Sonja has played a principal role in cultivating the standards of aesthetic design and customer service for which Pavé has become known. She has been with Pavé since 1996 and is a Graduate Gemologist.

Cynthia, GG

Cynthia joined the team in 2017 and has an extensive knowledge of vintage and estate jewelry in addition to bench jeweler experience. She’s been in the jewelry industry for over 20 years and is a Graduate Gemologist.