Hi! I'm Jacqueline Sigona.
I am a painter and jewelry designer living and working in Redwood City, California. Painting is my passion but I also have a need for precision, fine craftsmanship, and the satisfaction of holding a work in my hand. For me, jewelry is that perfect blend of art and craft.
I first studied jewelry-making at Monterey Peninsula College. That whetted my appetite for more! Before long, I had graduated from the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts in San Francisco where I learned traditional techniques under master goldsmith Alan Revere.
My work is inspired by the beauty I see in the world around me. Beauty is everywhere! Of course I see it daily in amazing views around my neighborhood or in the way the fog rolls over the hills in the evening. But I also find beauty in the way the sand and sunlight fall over the flagstones in my backyard; or in the texture created by peeling paint on an old piece of wood.
This is the stuff that feeds my work. In my jewelry, I love juxtaposing earthy textures and organic shapes with touches of high-end design elements in the style of what I like to call "rustic meets refined."
I begin each piece with a pencil sketch where I play with shape and texture until I have something that I think captures an attitude, an experience, or even just a mood or memory of something around me. Then I bring the design to life using traditional goldsmithing techniques -- hammering, fusing, or carving wax models for casting.
And because being a responsible steward of this beautiful planet we've been gifted with is also important to me, I craft each piece from recycled precious metals and thoughtfully sourced stones.
My work is designed to delight, to inspire, and to be worn often! I ship out each piece with the hope that it might become a favorite piece. Something you wear every day. Something that makes you feel comfortable. Something that makes you feel chic.
I love seeing photos of you wearing and loving my jewelry. Tag me on Instagram @jacquelinesigonajewelry! It completely makes my day.