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Kelly Charveaux's fascination with gems and precious metal began at an early age. She was born in Faith, South Dakota, near the famous mineral rich Black Hills region and adjoining Sioux Indian lands. Her early collection of rocks and arrowheads evolved into a lifelong love of gems and jewelry. She moved to Arizona in her early teens and immediately started collecting turquoise. While working for a jewelry manufacturer, she left college to study at the Gemological Institute of America. She furthered her education at the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts in San Francisco. She has also taken workshops in different jewelry making techniques and more recently with Jesse Monongya, award winning Native American inlay artist. She has also done live demonstrations at the Museum of the West and a speaking presentation on jewelry design at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, California. In September, 2018, Kelly took 1st place in Art To Wear jewelry at the Western Design Conference in Jackson, Wyoming.
Inspired by virtually any surroundings, her jewelry is usually created in the "moment". "I didn't choose jewelry design as a profession, it chose me. Design is everywhere" she states. Kelly's unique designs along with an obsessive attention to quality and detail have led to feature highlights in Bead & Button Magazine, Oprah's O Magazine and Ornament Magazine. Whether from an exotic travel, music concert or just a nature walk, she always returns fully charged and inspired for the next creation.
Regionally headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona and serving the global online jewelry community, Charveaux was founded on over 30 years of jewelry design.