Moonstones are an integral aspect of Conni’s work, favored for their powerful color and sense of mystery. These gems, along with aquamarines, tourmalines, sapphires, pearls and diamonds are all adorned with Conni’s distinguished metalwork in 18k gold and silver. Her unique leaf and nautilus patterns are beautifully intertwined with small colored gemstones creating beautiful forms and contours that reflect the artist’s love of nature.
Conni began her training in jewelry fabrication at the age of fifteen. Later she studied with the notable artist, Glenn Miller, at College of Marin, California, followed by intensive stone-setting classes at the Revere Academy in San Francisco. Conni’s primary training, however, has been self-taught. She knows there is no substitute for sitting at the bench, day after day, honing one’s skills. Conni’s dedication to her art as a jewelry designer and goldsmith has resulted in over four decades of exquisite work.