Welcome to Smashing Jewels!
My name is Candace Marsella, the designer behind Smashing Jewels. My passion for jewelry began at an early age with family friends in the antique, estate and jewelry manufacturing business. As I grew up my appreciation and love for jewelry deepend which led me to a career path in the industry.
After finishing an undergraduate Liberal Arts degree, I furthered my education at the Gemological Institute of America. GIA was an instrumental education that leverged me into the jewelry world.
After ten years immersed in the retail, diamond industry and auction world I decided to change course in the direction of jewelry design.
In 2004 Smashing Jewels became a reality.
I set out to create collections of jewelry that are wearable yet feel timeless, sophisticated and classic. Many of my inspirations come from working with antique jewelry; in addition to the natural beauty of stones.
My collections consists of precious, semi-precious stones and freshwater pearls hand fabricated with wire-working techniques and bench work skills.
Each design is truly unique and one of a kind.
Smashing Jewels designs can be found at Fortunate Discoveries a co-op for local artisans, independent boutiques and online at www.smashingjewels.com.