…is Independent Fine Jewelry company based out of Miami, FL. Growing up, Jacqueline would go through her grandmother’s fine jewelry box and then asks questions. Her grandmother, with her great narrations skills, was able to tell her who designed each piece and how that piece was able to come to be at that moment in the jewelry box. Learning not only about that jewelry piece, but about her family through these stories, she grew to love how jewelry was so representative of the people who owned it. This stayed with her since she was a small girl, so even after she graduated from college and embarked in a career completely unrelated to design, she couldn’t help but find her way back to creating and designing. For years, she would draw in her journals jewelry pieces that never came to be. But, as luck would have it, the door was opened and Jacqueline took an apprenticeship with her professor who created the deep need of being able to express designs through fine jewelry. Jacqueline has been able to study with some of the best, including one the wonderful school of Van Clef and Arpels, L’ECOLE Van Clef and Arpels .