Jamie Cassavoy de Gonzalez, a native Vermonter, received a BA in Communications from Boston College in 1991. After making and selling Fimo jewelry for two years, she went back to school to obtain more formal jewelry training. In 1996, she received an MFA in metalsmithing and design from RIT School for American Craft. She worked in Providence, Rhode Island, for two years as a model maker for a large manufacturer of precious metal jewelry. However, needing a life change, she moved to Alabama and founded Cassavoy and Company in December 1998.
Jamie produces all of Cassavoy & Company’s sterling and 18k jewelry out of her studio in Atlanta, GA. Her line is comprised of about 120 pieces that are all fabricated by hand.
Cassavoy’s influences are varied, ranging from nature to Art Deco to African Tribal jewelry. To put it succinctly, clean lines, negative space, and the use of textures with accents of color are the fundamental aesthetic concerns at the root of her jewelry designs.
Ultimately, Jamie strives to produce beautiful jewelry that is a pleasure to wear and easy to maintain so that it will look great for years to come. She hopes that her gratefulness for being able to make art for a living is conveyed with each and every piece that she makes.