After graduating from the Virginia Tech College of Architecture and Urban Studies, Colleen Mauer moved to California. She began working at a small furniture design company but then decided to change course and follow her dream of traveling the globe. After spending extensive time in Asia, with those vivid experiences on her mind, she was inspired to take her passion for design to the next level.
Fast forward nearly 15 years, and jewelry has become a part of her daily routine — it is the source of her inspiration. She uses texture, color, sounds and tones as tools for transforming a simple section of material into a unique piece of jewelry. Her designs celebrate clean geometries and effortless angles. She loves creating collections that complement any style, from casual and everyday to chic and timeless.
Her studio, formerly located in San Francisco, recently moved back to her home state of New Jersey. (We’re glad to welcome Colleen home to the Garden State and look forward to visiting her new studio in downtown Asbury Park soon!) She has an additional production studio in upstate New York where the majority of her pieces are produced.