|Born and raised in New York City,
and prior to pursuing her studies in jewelry design, Susan Michel earned both a law degree
and a Masters degree in dance from George Washington University in Washington, D.C.. Her
education in design and production was acquired at the London Polytechnic in London,
Upon returning to the United States, Susan worked for her own company for a short time before setting up a new designer division under her own name for one of the largest jewelry firms, Michael Anthony. She then, over the course of ten years, worked as a freelance designer with other major jewelry companies, including Helen Fortunoff of Fortunoff's, Uno Aerre in Italy, Judith Jack, Peter Brams and Oro-America.
Susan again started her own designer company in 1996 and since that time, her company has grown steadily and her designs are recognized as innovative, and of the highest quality. She feels a personal challenge to create work that combines integrity of design, continuity and uniqueness with her own style. Using fresh and imaginative ideas, she creates romantic and dramatic jewelry using white, yellow, pink and green 14k and 18k gold set with diamonds, precious and semi-precious gemstones. Susan's pieces stay true to her design vision while pleasing many buyers.
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