Melissa de la Fuente begins each piece with a sketch. She believes that jewelry is an intimate and personal form of self expression.
"It is different for everyone but, for me it often expresses things I feel deeply but, cannot always say. It reminds me of things that are important and worth remembering. It also makes me feel powerful and reminds me to find beauty in the small, everyday things. Each piece I create is lovingly and painstakingly designed for longevity, comfort and beauty. I hope you love them as much as I love creating them." - Melissa de la Fuente