These gems have life in them: their colors speak, say what words fail of. ~George Eliot
We have among us a jewelry designer who has had a splendid career working with various jewelry brands and has at last decided to pursue her passion of creating something of her own, that shows her take on gems and ornamental pieces. You can feel her love for jewelry and gemstones from the pieces she creates. It's like a conversation she is having with all those who view her finished piece later, a part of her creative soul. Come read and know her journey in her own words and explore her play with various colors and forms of jewelry.
I’m Romy Friesch a 46 years old half German-half Spanish woman, and the heart of Ms. Friesch.
I’m wanna tell you a little bit about me and how this journey began..I’m a Geologist, Gemmologist( IGE, FGA, FEEG ), GIA Jewelry Designer, Diamond Specialist, Color Stones Specialist, Pearl Specialist, and Metalsmith. It all began in the University where I was studying Mineralogy, that was when I realized I wanted to make jewelry and gems became not only my passion but my life.
After I got all my studies finished I was ready to work for some of the best High-End Jewelry Brands like; Rolex, Bvlgari, Baccarat, Tiffany & Co…..One and a half years ago I decided to start my own small business making handmade jewelry, I purchase all my gemstones in origin getting the very best Natural ones I can.
For me, life is a wide range of colors, including amalgams that I always want to transmit in each one of my jewels. I love sitting in my Atelier in front of the gems that I’ve acquired and start positioning them mentally in my 3D composition. After many hours, sometimes even days, I study and visualize the precise position of each piece of the puzzle giving each one it’s the definitive place to ultimately create a new “life” full of color and joy. That’s the feeling that I wish all people have when they acquire and wear my jewelry.
I love working and experimenting with different materials such as metals, threads, leather, rubber, gems, crystals…there are no limits, same as Nature itself which is a great source of my inspiration.
This passion that I have chosen as my work, is more a way of life that includes different facets such as creating, photographing, marketing, publishing, selling.
All made by me, I'm a warrior woman and find myself most comfortable creating jewelry with love. That’s my way of communicating with my customers, with each of my jewels I’m transmitting something, a feeling in-short.
I also love taking pictures of my jewelry in which all details must be perfectly in their place. When photographed outside I care about wind, sun and all surrounding elements, there is a lot of work behind each post. I love Nature, love trekking, running… all my pictures and videos on IG, Facebook, Pinterest, use only what Nature has to offer us as a tiny branch to hang earrings, stones to lay bracelets on, pinecones for visual effect, whatever surrounds me is my best display.
I remember when I started how frustrated it was till customers arrived, but if you make good jewelry with clean work using good quality materials and a lot of love, customers will arrive!!. My everyday Motto is” Dream big or go home”, my dream is to sell on 5th Avenue, NY!!. My humble advice is just to enjoy and have fun creating and sharing your art, don’t see it as competition just see it as sharing your jewelry, there’s a market for everybody!!
I’ll be happy to be your new friend on Facebook, IG and my Online Shop.
Thank you for reading!
IG https://instagram.com/ms_friesch @ms_friesch
See y’all at 5th Avenue!!