Designer Jewelry

Candace Marsella was born and raised on the East Coast. Her fascination with jewelry began at an early age. Everyday after school she was helping out in her families antique store and friends manufacturing business. After completing a liberal arts degree at University of Maryland she attended the accredited Gemological Institute of America. It was at GIA that the prospect of a career in the jewelry industry became a reality.
After working almost a decade in the auction world she was inspired by a stunning window display in New York City. It was at this moment she decided on a career change to jewelry design.

A self taught jeweler Smashing Jewels by Candace Marsella became a reality in 2004. The inspiration for Smashing Jewels emanates from a passion where science and design intersect. Combining a tradition Gemological education with an estate jewelry background she has tailored her line of jewelry to capture both worlds. 

Each piece is designed with the finest quality stones hand worked and fabricated using wire working techniques and bench work skills in sterling silver and 14kt gold filled materials. Her aesthetic highlights the natural beauty of a stone while creating a timeless wearable look.