Growing up in South Texas, Melissa Spalten, designer behind M. Spalten fine jewelry found her passion for the arts at an early age. Sculptures, paintings and beaded jewelry were an everyday activity throughout her childhood. Inspired by her culturally bold environment and her fashion background, Melissa fell in love with jewelry design. Working with an array of precious and semi-precious gemstones, she uses 18K gold to create pieces that are elegant and wearable.
In addition to her attraction to bold color, other sources of inspiration include patterns and shapes of both natural and man-made objects, Jewelry and art of past eras, and the beauty of the individual gemstones she carefully selects by hand, Melissa designs for the modern day sophisticated woman and is currently obtaining her graduate gemology diploma from GIA.
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